This activity accompanies the reading of the novel Plainsong, by Ken Haruf. You will receive the detailed student handout describing the activity, along with a basic guide to help you grade the final pieces. This diary project will help students to learn and think about characters' conflicts, emotions, motivations, and voices. It is also a great way to assess that they are keeping up with their reading assignments! Students enjoy this activity because it is an unconventional way to develop sympathy for characters.
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