The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe: Chapters 1-2

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 11724

We are influenced by our culture and history. Understanding that helps us understand people. Characters take on depth when we know their milieu. Get to know Lucy's, Edmond's, Susan's and Peter's life!


Literary Studies

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Adventure awaits you in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!

Watch The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Book Trailer by Crystal Woodman:

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Watching the book trailer creates a sense of excitement and anticipation to begin reading the first two chapters!

Before you begin reading, look at what is happening in Britain at the time the characters are escaping. This The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Pre-Read Building on Student Prior Knowledge video from Dennita Gibson-Miskimen will help you understand the importance the setting plays in the development of the story line (NOTE: There is no audio).

Setting is defined as the time and geographical location where a story takes place. The setting helps to set the stage and the mood for the novel:

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As you read in the video, many children had to flee the cities in Britain during World War II. Discuss with your parent or teacher why this was done.

Can you think of another solution? If you were the child, how would you feel and react in this situation? Ask your parent or teacher, "If you were the parent in this situation, how would you act?". Take some time to contemplate your discussion and write a journal entry about your thoughts on a separate sheet of paper.

Once you have completed your discussion, move on to the Got It? section to get ready to read the first two chapters.

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