This short story about a boy who faces challenges to become a man will keep your students’ interests. This lesson will take one-two class periods to complete. You can do as many or as few of the activities as you want. Some can be assigned as homework. It is also a perfect lesson to have on hand for a substitute.
If you do the entire unit, your students will
• Complete pre-reading vocabulary
• Take a vocabulary quiz
• Read the short story (with ideas on how to do that)
• Answer recall questions
• Interpret literary terms: point of view and symbol
• Interpret interior and exterior conflict of two characters
• Complete higher order thinking questions concerning synthesizing and evaluating
• Determine a theme or central idea of the story and analyze in detail its development over the course of the story
• Take an objective quiz over the story
All KEYs are included as well as teacher instructions.