Kind of Activity:
To use writing to develop a deeper understanding of the novel's central characters
Common Core Standards:
In Part Two, we read the text of only one of Cecilia's letters to Robbie Turner, and see none of his to her. However, Part Two provides many hints as to what the content of some of these other letters might be. Discuss some of the possibiities, from love letters heavily coded to avoid the prison censors to Robbie's suggestion that Cecilia reconcile with her parents. Make a central list of thse possibilities.
Students should then choose one of these possibilities and...
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