LAFS.910.1.2 and 1.3 / ALD 4 /DOK 3
This lesson aids the students in the skill of summarizing passages, in evaluating a theme, and in examining how character interaction affects plot or theme.
Examining the character of Max's observation of his uncle withering away without a fight, and then examining Thomas's emotional pleas with his father to fight at death aids in the students' understanding of how plot and theme are driven by the character's interactions. (Max's desire to live despite the odds against it).
Skill- Provide a thorough objective summary of the text.
Skill-Evaluate a theme and its development providing support with details from the passages.
Skill -Examine character interaction and motivation driving plot and theme