Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Wool, by Hugh Howey, is the first book in a dystopian science-fiction series (the Wool Series) set in a post-apocalyptic underground world. The novel begins in Chapter 1 with the lines, “The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death; he could hear them squealing as only happy children do.” In this lesson, students will conduct research on author Hugh Howey and will define, analyze, and discuss the setting and tone established in Chapter 1 of Wool.
Research Activity: Conduct research on author Hugh Howey and the publication of Wool and the other novels within the Wool Series. How many literary works has Howey written? What genre is Wool?
Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, read Chapter 1 and develop a presentation that illustrates and analyzes the setting of the story. When does this story take place? What clues in the...
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