Students prepare the second journal entry--section 2 (pp. 4-7). They should read the whole story before Day 3. Remind them that they should come prepared to discuss the thought questions--it is not enough just to do the reading and written homework.
Common Core Objectives
Work on reading well: learning how to track themes and characters; appreciating the narrative structure and the achievement of good writing.
Work on thinking well: using the discussion questions to do more than just read; assessing the oral reading of peers.
Work on speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, discussion of thought questions, and reading aloud.
Work on character...