Lesson 1 (from Prologue, Roont and Part 1, Todash: Chapter 1, The Face on the Water and Chapter 2, New York Groove)
The objective of this first lesson is to explore the concept of setting in Wolves of the Calla.
Setting is an important aspect of fiction, giving the characters a chance to either melt right into it and be camouflaged by it, or stand out starkly against it. In this book, the setting of Calla Bryn Sturgis is similar to an old western movie.
1) Class Discussion "Setting"
a. Have the class define setting and discuss why it is important.
b. What is the setting of Wolves of the Calla? Is there more than one? Explain.
c. What kinds of feelings do you get from this/these setting(s)?
2) Writing Assignment "Setting"
a. Have students complete a five-minute free write describing how they see the setting(s) in Wolves of the Calla so far.
b. Once the students have completed their free write, give them the opportunity...
This section contains 13,079 words
(approx. 44 pages at 300 words per page)