Students should be able to read the entire story in one or two sittings. They should be encouraged to have the whole story read within the first two days.
For Day 1, students should read and prepare the first journal entry (we will call each entry a section)--section 1, pp. 1-4.
Common Core Objectives
Introduction to reading well: learning how to get acquainted with a new work of literature by examining characters, tone, and setting; finding early themes; appreciating the achievement of good writing.
Introduction to thinking well: using the discussion questions to do more than just read; thinking during the group activities.
Introduction to speaking well: developing oral...