Clements, Andrew, – Things not seen / Andrew Clements. p. cm. Summary: When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his. Dear Reader,A lot of people know that Frindle was my first novel forchildren, but almost no one knows that Things Not Seenwas my second. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Blind, In library, Juvenile fiction, Fiction, OverDrive.
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Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements. About the Book Bobby Phillips wakes up one morning to discover he's a missing person. Not that he's been kidnapped . Editorial Reviews. lattrebmocheaga.cf Review. Teens, especially those not in the über- popular set, know all about feeling invisible. But what would happen if you. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements. Author. # of pages. Main Characters. Setting. Introduction - How does the book begin? Point-of-View -What are the pros.
Not blind, not dreaming-Bobby is just plain invisible. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Bobby's new condition; even his dad the physicist can't figure it out.
For Bobby that means no school, no friends, no life. He's a missing person. Then he meets Alicia. She's blind, and Bobby can't resist talking to her, trusting her.
But people are starting to wonder where Bobby is. Bobby knows that his invisibility could have dangerous consequences for his family and that time is running out. He has to find out how to be seen again-before it's too late.
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Teach This Lesson. Subject Area: Missing Persons For most of the following activities it will be helpful if students have read the book. This is clearly a fictional story, but people can be "invisible" in real life too when they are ignored or shunned by the rest of society. Ask your class to brainstorm the different ways that both individuals and groups of people have been treated as "invisible," giving both historical and modern examples.
They can even give personal examples, like when Bobby remembered being ignored by a popular girl and feeling invisible. Once you have a number of examples listed on the board, take it a step further. Ask your students to imagine the effects this stigma had on people, and how it would feel if they were the "invisible ones. Are things improving, or are there still people in today's world who aren't being counted? Finally, as a class, discuss examples of people breaking out of the "invisible" status.
How did these individuals make their presence felt? What can we learn from them? To extend this activity give students the opportunity to conduct further research about historical instances where a specific person or group was treated as "invisible," and ask them to write a report. The Metamorphosis Being seen by other people is a fundamental truth — a "fact of life" — one which Bobby unexpectedly loses.
Ask your students to brainstorm about other fundamental truths in their lives, the things they take most for granted. As a pre-writing exercise, have them write a short list on a piece of scratch paper. Now, ask them to imagine that one of these things has changed.
They may be invisible like Bobby, or it may be another change entirely. Encourage them to suspend reality and to use their imagination. Have them write a short story that begins with their waking up to discover that this fundamental change has taken place. How does it affect them? How do other people react? What do they do? Visible Goodness Ask students to discuss the ways that Bobby behaved differently after he became invisible.
How did he change throughout the course of the story?
In what ways did he remain fundamentally the same? Wells story The Invisible Man. In this story, a scientist realizes that there are drawbacks to being invisible, and it leads him to commit terrible crimes. Reread her summary together, and then discuss as a class ways that invisibility could bring out the worst in a person. Refer back to their pre-reading brainstorming; would they behave in cruel, illegal, or dangerous ways if they were invisible and thought no one could see them?
Finally, ask students to think about why they follow rules or behave in a "correct" manner. Is it just to stay out of trouble? Is this a good enough reason to follow a rule? What are the real reasons that should guide your behavior?
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