Students read chapters five and six.
Common Core Objectives
1. Reading well: continuing to track themes; examining character development (especially as the story is reaching a dramatic high pitch); appreciating how the author creates tension, suspense and empathy.
2. Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions about each of the animals purpose and goals; to consider how each animal plays a part in what is happening.
3. Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, discussion of the book, and group activities.
4. Understanding: seeing how themes of social inequality and social injustice play out in the book and considering how these themes...