Grade: English 10
- What kinds of silly things to people do for love?
- Have you ever acted like someone–other than yourself–around a person you were trying to impress?
Accessing prior knowledge
What are definitions/examples of the following terms?
- Point of view
- Internal conflict
- External conflict
Watch and discuss (SL:1)
- What is the conflict?
- What does the narrator ultimately choose and what consequence does this choice have?
- What would you choose?
Short story reading
Read “The River, the Bass, and Sheila Mant.” The story starts on page 31 of the large, blue textbooks.
Answer the following
- What is the theme or central idea in the story? (RL. 2)
- How is flashback used in the story? (RL. 5)
- What point of view is the story told from? (RL. 6)
- What is specific textual evidence of what the main character learned from his experience? (RL. 1)
Vocabulary/allusions (RL. 4)
How can you understand what the word means in context of the story?
*Standard descriptions are summarized and modified to include assignment rationale/purpose in parentheses
- SL:1 (Varying group discussions–partner, group and class. Students can express themselves clearly and listen to others).
- RL: 2 (Determine theme and central idea and its development over the story)
- RL: 3 (Analyze complex characters and plot development)
- RL 4 (Determine meaning of vocabulary from story)
- RL 5 (Understand structure of the story, specifically flashback)
- RL 6 (Analyze point of view)