Day 3

The Once and Future King Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Reread the short, four-line poem at the beginning of this book. What do you think it predicts about what will happen in this and later books?

    Students may suggest that it predicts that terrible suffering and tragedy will happen--probably to Arthur--because of things that happened with his father and mother. Others may say it relates to history in general rather than to Arthur specifically. Some may say that it refers to the consequences from all family relationships.

  2. 2

    Think about the end of chapter 1 in this Book. What type of ongoing scenario between King Arthur and the Orkney boys do you think that it sets up? Cite evidence from the text in your answer


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