Inferring Spirit of Place
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to infer meaning from the text and draw on explicit and implicit meaning to define qualities of the setting.
Common Core Standards:
Discuss the idea of a place having a certain kind of character. Ask students to explore what qualities define a place's character. (Consider using the word "spirit" instead of character to help elicit qualities that go beneath the surface.) Students should define the qualities of their own town or a place they like to generate deeper discussion.
Ask students to define the spirit of the Tarry Town and its...
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