Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 5)
Chapters 1 through 5
Ellie is the narrator of the story and is chosen to record the group's story. This lesson will explore Ellie's personality, which is sometimes bossy, as well as the reasons she is chosen to write the group's history.
1) Class Discussion: What is Ellie like? What qualities does she display? Is Ellie a likable person? Do you think Ellie is bossy? If so, is that always a bad thing? Why or why not? In what ways does Ellie's personality work for her? Does Ellie's personality also work against her?
2) Partner Discussion: Why do you think Ellie is chosen to write the group's history? Is anyone against this decision? Do you think she is the best person for this task? Why or why not? Is Ellie happy to have this job? How do you know?
3) Writing Assignment: Write a list of Ellie's good qualities and...
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