Kind of Activity:
Students will identify the novel's main characters and find excerpts from the text that exemplify their individual voices.
Common Core Standards:
Divide students into small groups. Have them identify each member of the Bundren family given a voice (Addie does not speak, so she is exempt) and write down their names and relationships to each other. Next, students will go through the text and find a short passage that they feel exemplifies each character. For instance, for Jewel, students may quote him talking about his desire to be alone with his mother, or expressing his...
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