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Enchantment
Orson Scott Card

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Before beginning the book, it would be helpful in making the story more interesting if the students knew about the background of the fairy tale told by Orson Scott Card. Therefore, becoming familiar with some Baba Yaga stories and various Sleeping Beauty Stories will be allow the students to understand certain references and ways in which the author manipulated the stories to create his own unique novel. Students will get to choose two of these stories or find another one and do a quick summary of one Baba Yaga story and one Sleeping Beauty story. Then as they read, they will keep track of the differences and similarities between the two on a worksheet and as a class discuss how they contribute to the themes and coherence of the story. What kind of effect does using the old stories have on the reader? and Why does the author hope for those effects? are types of questions the students will answer.

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