In this lesson, students will evaluate how Jeannette and the other Walls children change following the move to Welch (specifically moving in with Erma, dealing with the bullying, Brian’s abuse) from being passive bystanders to active participants in their lives.
Following the move to Welch, there is a clear distinction in Jeanette, Brian, and Lori’s outlook on their situation and the way they handle conflicts and issues; by noting the passive reactions in the first half of the book and distinguishing those from the active determination they shown in the latter part of the memoir, students will focus on this central theme in a specific, directed way.
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ELA CC RL 1, RL 2, RL 3, RL 6, W 1, W 8, SL 1, SL 4