Lesson bundle ahead! There are 5 separate lessons and 1 PowerPoint in this zip file.
Please Note: It is the Orion Publishing Company 2009 edition of the book (ISBN 13: 9780752837505 ISBN 10: 0752837508) which has been used for the page references in the activities below.
- Chapter Debriefs - Counselor Sessions
(A great counselling session for students after each chapter, allowing them to debrief and keep track of the plot development at the same time.)
1. Characterization in Chapter 1
(This task accompanies the PowerPoint. Students prepare responses for each character based on the questions given in the PowerPoint. It allows students to get inside each character's mind and make judgments on what each character is thinking surrounding events in Chapter 1 when David is rescued by police and school representatives.)
2. Post Reading Discussion Questions
(A selection of questions to discuss either in groups or as a class after reading the text.)
3. Reading Between the Lines - David's Day in Court
(What would happen if Catherine Roerva was taken to court over her treatment of David? A task sheet that looks at various character perspectives and allows students to look at what would happen if David had his day in court.)
4. Reading Between the Lines - The Role of the Pyschologist and Catherine Roerva
(An extensive two task critical evaluation where students play the role of the psychologist and analyses the character of Catherine Roerva, David's mother.)
5. PowerPoint: The Characters' Context in Chapter 1
(A power point which accompanies the task sheet 'Characterization in Chapter 1' which asks a series of questions to the characters in Chapter 1 which students must prepare answers to.)