Lesson 1 (from Pages 1 – 74)
The Sun is Also a Star is a young adult romance novel aimed at grades eight and up. Educational topics explored over the course of this Lesson Plan will cover the novel’s unique narrative style, uses of literary devices including simile, metaphor, symbolism, and irony, character development, plot structure, settings, and themes. In this first lesson, students will read and analyze the Prologue and the first chapter, “Daniel,” research literary allusions, explore the setting of New York, and discuss the narrative style established in the Prologue and first chapter of the novel.
Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each to read the Prologue and the first chapter “Daniel” in The Sun is Also a Star. After the reading, conduct research as necessary and prepare a presentation that examines the author’s allusions to Carl Sagan and the poem The Love Song of...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.9, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.9, 11-12.9
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