Objective: Chapter 1 THE MEETING - In this chapter, the reader learns how Mary's parents first met. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the story of Mary's parents' meeting and to discuss what this meeting tells the reader about the parents' personalities and their relationship.
1) 1.) Class Activity: As a class, create a timeline of events that led to Mary's parents' first meeting. Does this seem like a chance encounter to you? Why or why not?
2.) Class Activity: As a class, compare / contrast Charlie's reaction to her first meeting with Pete with Pete's reaction to his first meeting with Charlie. What is the same about their reactions? What is different? Is there anything unexpected / surprising in this comparison?
3.) Class Debate: Do you think Charlie and Pete are happy together? Divide the class into two groups for a cross-classroom debate. After 15 minutes, add another complication: Has...
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