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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

 

YAL Presenter Unit 2015/2016

Subjects: English
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Posted: 2015, CCSS, Common Core State Standards
Unit Created by: Lynette Emmons

 


YAL Conference Workshop Description
Fantasy, Fiction and Found Images
Lynette Emmons, Presenter

This fantasy novel mixes adventure fiction and haunting vintage photography in a thrilling, spine tingling adventure. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he explores, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar.” - Ransom Riggs

Fantasy fiction is taking over the world!

In this workshop we will explore the ways this genre can be a surprisingly useful device in the classroom by looking at how Ransom Riggs uses found photographs and random snapshots to write fantasy adventures. Likewise, we too will closely observe photographs that were rescued from the dustbin to create legendary tales from our own lives. The people in these photos are strangers to us and indeed peculiar, but they will become the inspiration for interesting stories as we exaggerate them to the point of fantasy fiction.

Workshop Description for YAL 2015