Lesson 1 (from The Sacrifice Poles)
Frank is introduced as leading a secret life, as well as his father. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the theme of secrets in this novel.
1) Class discussion: What does Frank do with the poles on the island? Who know he does this? How does Frank keep it a secret? How does he feel about this secret? What room does Angus keep locked? Why does Angus lock his study? How does Frank feel about the locked study? What does Frank assume happens in the study? What does Frank do on the third floor of his house? Why doesn't Angus know about the wasp factory? How does Frank feel about that secret? What other things does Frank say he keeps secret?
2) Pair work: In pairs, students will make a graphic organizer that defines secrets, details the secrets Frank and Angus keep and shows how...
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