Day 1

Weep Not, Child Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What seems peculiar about the narration in this text? Who is the narrator? What insight does the narrator give us or have into the characters?

    This may serve as a follow up to or preparation for the first activity in this unit on free indirect discourse in stories. Strong answers will depend on how this discussion relates to that activity. Students should observe the way dialogue is punctuated, noting indirect narration either by its specific name or by simply referring to how it manifest in the narration. Students should discuss whether or not the narration seems to be limited or omniscient, referring specifically to how it is used in combination with dialogue.

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