Objective: In chapter 1, the reader gains basic background information regarding the main characters: Anna, Portia, and Thomas. The objective of this lesson is to make inferences regarding the relationships between these characters, based on the information given in chapter 1.
1) In-class writing assignment - In one to two paragraphs, have students answer the following question: Based on the information given in chapter 1, what do we know of Anna's relationship with Portia? What about Portia's relationship with Thomas?
2) In-class group work - Divide students into groups of three or four. Have them answer the following question: We know of Anna's dislike for Portia, but little information is given about Thomas's relationship with her. How do you think they interact with one another? How do you think Thomas feels about having her in the house?
3) In-class discussion - Discuss the work students did in groups. In addition, discuss these questions...
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