Complete reading chapters 9-16.
Common Core Objectives
Work on reading well: learning how to track themes and characters; appreciating the narrative structure of achievement of good writing.
Introduction to listening well: listening to peers describe scenes from the novel, and asking questions based on active listening.
Introduction to thinking well: using the discussion questions to do more than just read; assessing the oral reading of peers.
Introduction to speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, discussion of thought questions, and reading aloud.
Understanding symbolism: exploring how the Mississippi River relates to the story and...