Prior to reading chapter 1 of A Separate Piece students craft a small, creative piece about an event in their own lives. Their creative piece asks them to use tone and mood to describe their event without telling their reader what the event is. similar to how A Separate Piece begins.
This handout describes the activity, provides a brainstorm for their piece and a sample piece to use as inspiration.
After this activity, students read chapter 1, discussing Knowles's tone and mood and how Knowles uses them to foreshadow.