After teaching a lesson about the importance of hooking your reader right away, I use the book Enemy Pie and read just the first page. As a class, we discuss the technique Derek Munson uses to grab their attention. I allow my students to figure out that by adding the element of suspense right away, you make your reader WANT to continue the story.
Text Structure Unit.
Perspective, I often ask my students to tell a story from a different character's point of view. Enemy Pie is perfect for this activity. After reading, I ask my students to think about Jeremy Ross's point of view, or perspective. What was he thinking at the beginning, middle and end of the story? I then ask my students to rewrite a part of the story from Jeremy's perspective.
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If you already LOVE Enemy Pie, I hope I've given you some fresh ideas for using it in your classroom. If haven't read it yet, I'm glad I was able to introduce you to an amazing new book.
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