Day 5

Speak Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Melinda’s performance in the tennis unit during gym class affect her outlook?

    Melinda comes across as an extremely awkward teenager, so students might find it surprising how matter-of-fact she is about doing well in gym class for the second time when the class begins to learn tennis. However, some students might point out the lines that show she’s learned some tennis before, and others might remember that Melinda excelled at foul shots earlier, both of which prove she’s capable athletically. By the end of the tennis lesson, everyone should notice that Melinda has not only done well in the class but has also realized herself that she possesses the ability to excel...

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