Objective: The Prologue, Monday 4th June: Chapters 1-8 Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the fantasy genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1) Class Work: Students will write a short paper on how the town in which they reside currently and attend school has shaped their lives.
2) Class Discussion: Could this book had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in The Sorceress's world differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3) Group Work: In...
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