Daily Lessons for Teaching The Westing Game

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Lesson 1 (from Sunset Towers: Chapter 1)


Sunset Towers: Chapter 1

Foreshadowing is a powerful element of fiction. Readers see an example of this in Chapter 1 when the Westing Mansion is shown as having some mysterious elements. Also, the fact that Sunset Towers has no towers and that it faces East, not West, indicates that things may not be as we might anticipate. Also, the fact that potential tenants were told that theirs is the last apartment when in fact it wasn't, indicates that things may be different than might be expected.


1) Small Group Activity: Divide the class into small groups and have them do an online search for the term "foreshadowing in fiction writing." Have them write a short report on what they find, including the purposes and techniques and some examples of works or authors illustrating foreshadowing.

2) Individual Activity: Before reading further in the novel, have each student write a short...

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