1. Start by reading the first five chapters:
2. Do the vocabulary exrcises in the worksheet, page 2 (see below)
3. Reading Comprehension
How would you describe Coraline’s parents?
What is your reaction to the button eyes of Coraline’s other mother?
What has happened to Coraline’s real parents?
4. Start working with mapping characters after reading 1/3 of the book
Discuss and compare characters from the book with students in your group.
Then fill in characteristics using the form, map of characters at the back of the worksheet (p.5), for the two characters you have chosen. (You will continue to fill in this map/form as you continue to read.)
This lesson plan is available online, where you can also download it in pdf-format.
After reading the book you can do a quiz on the text
You may want to read the Neil Gaiman Exclusive Interview.
You can read more about the author Neil Gaiman on his website http://www.neilgaiman.com/