Lesson 1 (from Foreword)
In the foreword of this book, Barbara Covett introduces herself as the narrator of the story, whose main purpose is to tell the public the truth about the scandalous affair involving her friend, Sheba Hart. During the foreword, Barbara introduces the audience to the main characters and the basic premise of the plot, but she also reveals quite a bit about herself and her motivations for telling this story. The objective of this lesson is for students to identify and analyze Barbara Covett's motivation for telling this story, beyond her simple justification of simply wanting to put the truth out there.
1). Writing: Have students write a paragraph or two explaining who Barbara Covett is and why she claims to be telling Sheba's story. The answers will probably include summaries about Barbara's explanation about her friendship with Sheba and her duty to tell the actual...
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