Lesson 1 (from Chapter One)
This scene is the perfect first scene as it sets the stage for the rest of the book. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in this scene, and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Read aloud to the class the part where Joey talks about his desire and plan to rob a bank. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe Joey would actually try to rob the bank he works at? Why? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in this chapter. Have the groups write a prediction about what they think will happen in this book...
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