The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Students read literary texts to understand that even in the most fantastical settings, literature can teach us real lessons about life. Students explore the opposition of good vs. evil, and the value in courage, adventure, forgiveness, and honesty. They begin to consider how authors convince readers to believe the impossible and discuss the history and use of special effects in movies to begin to see how imagination and creativity can inspire storytelling. Students express their understanding of narrative point of view and the features of the fantasy genre by considering the stories from another perspective.