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Unit 4: How are acts of courage revealed in writing?

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Jessica Donaldson

on 14 January 2014

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Unit 4: How are acts of courage revealed in writing?
the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

synonym: brave
antonym: coward (cowardly lion)
Protagonist- the main character in a novel, play, or movie, etc.
Prepare your paper to take notes on the story.

This is in your NOTES section NOT your vocabulary section.

From Start to Finish
What does it mean to have courage?
Famous/Historical Courageous People
Table Talk
Who is the protagonist?

Why do you think so?

Discuss this at your table. The Team Leader will report.
Table Talk
Who is the antagonist?

Why do you think so?

Discuss this at your table. The Team Inspector will report.
Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
1. Use your netbook to look up the word courage.
2. Write the definition in your literacy notebook in the vocabulary section.
Table Talk
Who showed courage?

Talk at your table to share your thoughts. The Team Monitor will report after 1 min.

Remember to be specific in your answers. Give examples from the book to cite your sources.

Do you have to be famous to have courage?
Antagonist- a person who opposes another person

synonym: enemy
Japanese folktale
Mandarin ducks are native to Japan and China.
Male is called a drake, and has beautiful plumage.
Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
courageous characters/
by Katherine Paterson
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Use the online dictionary to define new terms
Look at character choices
Discuss new words in
Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Cite the information used
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