Reflection: Continuous Assessment Responding to the Short Story "Sucker" by Analyzing the Author's Viewpoint - Section 2: Building Knowledge


Most students agreed that the author was wanting to teach something about friendship and that if you're mean to someone "who wants to be your friend" because it's just a matter of time that the friendship will fall apart.  One student suggested that the author wanted to teach about diversity by portraying "Sucker" as someone who was gullible and a little naive and Peter "took advantage of him."  Even though I thought these comments were very insightful  there were several students who were still thinking and/or comprehending on the basic understanding level with comments such as, "The author wanted to say that having a girlfriend is more important than being friends with a guy."  I need to spend more time working in a small group with these students to help them deepen their analysis of the text.


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Responding to the Short Story "Sucker" by Analyzing the Author's Viewpoint

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 1 of 12

Objective: SWBAT examine and convey a complex idea through analysis of the short story "Sucker" by writing a short explanatory essay.

Big Idea: Once students have a clearer understanding of the complex characters in the short story "Sucker," it's time to put their ideas on paper.

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
  75 minutes
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