What do you think is most different about "new Brian"? Why do you think he's changed?
Students can start just by listing new things about new Brian. He seems braver, and he has more knowledge of the woods. As he says, he notices things more. What students will probably recognize as the largest change from the previous day's reading, however, is his resilience. At the end of chapter 8, Brian was ready to give up hope. But now, even after being attacked by a moose and his shelter being ruined by a tornado, he is immediately ready to rebuild and keep going. Why do students think these changes occurred? It's likely because they had to. If Brian hadn't become more confident...
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