Objective: Think like an author to understand the construction of the beginning of a popular novel.
We’ll begin by reading the beginning of the deep and deeply creepy Cuckoo’s Child by Frances Hardinge…
We’ll follow up by thinking about explanations, suspense and connections…
- Mystery of the Cuckoo’s Song (JF): Identify the many mysteries that Frances Hardinge creates in the first 6 pages of Cuckoo Song. Be specific and refer to the text. (750+ characters)
- 1st Person Purposes (JF): How does a first person narrator bring a reader closer to a character? (500+ characters)
- Craft of the Cuckoo (JF): How does Hardinge create a strong, suspenseful opening in the Cuckoo Song? (750+ characters)
- Cuckoo Connections (JF): Describe a text to text, text to self, or text to world connection with the opening of Cuckoo Song. (500+ characters)
- Clocking the Cuckoo (JF): Cuckoos are known for laying their eggs in another bird’s nest. Cuckoo chicks hatches first, grow faster and kick out the parents’ real babies! Share a prediction about what will happen in the book based on what you know about the cuckoo. (500+ Characters)