Cores 1-4:

  1. Spelling Bee information and initial entrance test.

Core 1:

  1. Chapter 4 Comprehension Question: What is the real reason that Mrs. Logan didn’t want her kids to go to the Wallace store?
  2. How do you find out about a character that is silent, or nearly silent?
  3. What forms of resistance do (can) the Logans use to avoid servitude to the whites?

Core 2:

  1. Write/Discuss-On: How does Art’s drawings of the camps help to define the Nazi psychology?
  2. How do the flies interact with the modern characters? What is their true symbolic value at the end of the chapter?
  3. Read Chapter 3 and discuss trains, disease, and war.
  4. Homework: Read to the end of Chapter 3 and answer the following question:
    • How is war like a disease? (Use specific examples from chapter 3.)

Core 3:

  1. Write-On: Look for the best question that is on the other person’s short story. Write why you think it is a good question?
  2. Discuss the best question.

Core 4:

  1. What is the hierarchy of names at Cresthill?
  2. Why is it important to look at literature and life in a hierarchical manner?

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