Pivotal Package - Fiction Activities
Fiction Activities Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. Snicket is the author of several children's books, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series.
Even reluctant readers find all of the books fun to read. They are told with such an offbeat sense of humour. It is full of irony, intelligent silliness and a Goth-like humour. Snicket's writing has often been compared to Roald Dahl, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, and Edward Gorey.
The stories are mysterious, but they are soothing in that the plot is predictable, the writing is informal and the characters are very simple. It is reassuring reading a book that sets out with the explicit warning that it will be a “disturbing tale,” all the while knowing - because the plot structure tells you so - that things will (in the end) work out okay.
Lemony Snicket has very cleverly titled his books using alliteration: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room (Book the Second), The Wide Window (Book the Third), The Miserable Mill (Book the Fourth). And yes there are more books on the way.
There is a wonderful use of language, especially when Snicket introduces new words and explains what they mean.
The books are a pleasure to read aloud and the illustrations are endearing.
Incorporate the books into your classroom curriculum with these discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities to supplement and enhance your teaching.
Fiction Activities for Lemony Snicket
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