Students should read from the beginning of the novel to the end of Chapter 4.
Common Core Objectives
Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.
Content Summary for Teachers
Chapter 1: The Decanter of Tokay
Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, try to sneak into the Retiring Room, where only scholars (and never women) are allowed. They accidentally witness the Master of...