Lesson 1 (from July 22, 1984-October 12, 1985)
Students will explore the ways in which fictional diaries have been used by different authors over the last 200 years of literature and will use those studies to study an author's purpose in choosing to structure a novel as a series of diary entries.
The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer follows in the footsteps of many pieces of literature that have taken the form of fictional diaries. Novels like Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well as stories such as The Yellow Wallpaper and Flowers for Algernon, are just a few of the more famous examples from the past. And since The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer was written in 1990, many more novels have taken this approach, such as The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Sherman Alexie's The Autobiography of a Part-Time Indian, Bridget Jones's Diary and Diary by Chuck Palahniuk. By...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.3, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.6, 11-12.10
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