Finish reading the novel.
Common Core Objectives
Writing well: using the creative writing prompts to expand young writers' ability to adopt voices, tones, and settings, choosing appropriate selections for playwriting and journal writing.
Reading well: continuing to track themes; examining character development; appreciating how the author constructs the tensions between the characters and develops their motivations, appreciating the work of classmates in their playwriting, assessing how Twain wraps up the story's plots.
Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions and analyzing the motivations of characters, predicting outcomes of personal...