First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 4: Increasing the tension

Lesson
First person narrative in That Eye, the Sky 4: Increasing the tension
9 pages
Purpose
Use the limited perception of a first person narrator to increase tension.
Description
In this lesson, we explore a passage from That Eye, the Sky in which the narrator keeps thinking they can hear their father returning. Through a series of false alarms a sense of panic mounts and the narrator realises something has gone wrong. We break the snippet into chunks, and include a portfolio piece at the end in which students can either write a new version of the piece, or polish their writing from the lesson.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Growing up, First person, Foreshadowing