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Maeve Binchy
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Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
Maeve
Binchy
1940-2012
“I believe very, very strongly that everybody
is the hero/heroine ...
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
*
•The Lilac Bus
•Story Teller
•This Year It Will Be
Different
•and many more…
Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
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walking on a crack in
the road
superstitious idea that
cracks in road bring bad luck
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left standing at the alter
when a bride or groom
doesn’t show up for the
wedding
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clutch a straw
a desperate attempt at
something
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calling it off
breaking up but usually
used for a big event like a
wedding
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Here Comes the Bride
traditional song played at
American weddings
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something that stands
for a bigger idea
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*White Dress
*Veil
*Flowers
*Ring
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•Betrayal
•Andrew
betrayed
Irene
•Irene
betrayed
Andrew
•Doing the
Right Thing
•Relatio...
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*The “right thing” depends
on POV
*People are unpredictable
*There is a point of no ret...
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*Andrew
*Irene
*Martin
*300 Wedding Guests
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•Modern Era
•Irene’s House
•The Church
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•Andrew not ready to marry
•Irene says she’ll leave him
at alter
•She walks down the ai...
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*Irene
*Won’t love
anyone else
*Understands
obligation
*Andrew
*Isn’t Ready
*Is Afraid
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*Why does Andrew want to
call off the wedding?
*Does he love Irene?
*Why does she agree t...
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*How would you feel if you
were Irene when Andrew
says he doesn’t want to
marry her?
*How...
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* Was the marriage, in the end, the
right thing to do?
* Was Andrew just suffering from...
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*Which character do you feel the most
sympathy for: Irene or Andrew?
* Was Irene cold a...
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Email Mrs. C
ccoleman@clmn.net
Visit Coleman’s Classroom
www.clmn.net
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This is the lesson to accompany the story "Telling Stories" by Maeve Binchy and may include extra excerpts from songs and poems as comprehension questions and language development. The actual story in not included here; this lesson is for after reading the story. Created by Coleman’s Classroom.

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Telling Stories Lesson

  1. 1. Maeve Binchy *
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Maeve Binchy 1940-2012 “I believe very, very strongly that everybody is the hero/heroine of his/her own life. I try to make my characters kind of ordinary, somebody that anybody could be. Because we've all had loves, perhaps love and loss, people can relate to my characters.”
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * •The Lilac Bus •Story Teller •This Year It Will Be Different •and many more…
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * walking on a crack in the road superstitious idea that cracks in road bring bad luck
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * left standing at the alter when a bride or groom doesn’t show up for the wedding
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * clutch a straw a desperate attempt at something
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * calling it off breaking up but usually used for a big event like a wedding
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * Here Comes the Bride traditional song played at American weddings
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net *
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * something that stands for a bigger idea
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * *White Dress *Veil *Flowers *Ring
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * •Betrayal •Andrew betrayed Irene •Irene betrayed Andrew •Doing the Right Thing •Relationships
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net *
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * *The “right thing” depends on POV *People are unpredictable *There is a point of no return *Relationships are tough *Other?
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * *Andrew *Irene *Martin *300 Wedding Guests
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * •Modern Era •Irene’s House •The Church
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * •Andrew not ready to marry •Irene says she’ll leave him at alter •She walks down the aisle •They marry
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * *Irene *Won’t love anyone else *Understands obligation *Andrew *Isn’t Ready *Is Afraid
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net *Why does Andrew want to call off the wedding? *Does he love Irene? *Why does she agree to call off the wedding? *Why doesn’t she do it?
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net *How would you feel if you were Irene when Andrew says he doesn’t want to marry her? *How would you feel if you were Andrew when Irene is walking down the aisle?
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * * Was the marriage, in the end, the right thing to do? * Was Andrew just suffering from nerves? * Was Irene right to take the chance that she did? * Does the fact that they are still married, years later, prove she was right?
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net * *Which character do you feel the most sympathy for: Irene or Andrew? * Was Irene cold and calculating or just trying to hold onto the man she loves? * Was Andrew just nervous and tactless or a shallow idiot?
  24. 24. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

This is the lesson to accompany the story "Telling Stories" by Maeve Binchy and may include extra excerpts from songs and poems as comprehension questions and language development. The actual story in not included here; this lesson is for after reading the story. Created by Coleman’s Classroom.

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