Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The students will be able to draw conclusions from their reading.
• Have the students discuss in pairs/triads why it may be important in a book to learn about the character's (Leo's) past.
• Have the students write a paragraph describing who and what importance they think porcupine ties may have in the upcoming novel.
• Hold a class discussion where the students will need to draw conclusions what might happen in this story based on the information in the introduction and the title
Have the students write what they believe is the significance of porcupine ties to Leo.
Have the students draw comparisons between Leo's odd item to collect and something they collect that others might find to be odd.
Lesson 2 (from Introduction)
The students will be able to complete research.
• Have the students go to the library...
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