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Significant Moments in "The Southpaw"

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Elizabeth Wiggs

on 28 October 2014

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Transcript of Significant Moments in "The Southpaw"

Answer in your Reader's Notebooks:

How does Viorst (the author of “The Southpaw”) develop Richard’s and Janet’s perspectives on what it means to be a friend?


***hint: use the double-bubble, the quotations you’ve found, and the summaries you wrote to help you answer this question!

Warm-Up
Finish the “somebody wanted but so” portion of the handout from last week.
Comprehension
Who are the characters and what do we know about them?

Fill in your T-chart with character traits and quotes!

Double-Bubble Map
PERSPECTIVE: noun
Dictionary definition: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something

Real words definition:
a point of view

In context: What is the character’s perspective on what it means to be a friend?

Turn to your partner:
My perspective on what it means to be a friend is _________.

Significant Moment from "The Southpaw"
Select a Golden Line from Richard OR Janet that reveals the character’s perspective on what it means to be a friend.

Write in your Reader's Journal:

When Richard/Janet says, “____________________,” it demonstrates that he/she thinks _______________ is what it means to be a friend.

Significant Moments in "The Southpaw"
Exit Ticket:
Do you agree with Janet or Richard more? Why?
Acting Time!
Our two “actors” willread “The Southpaw” for the class.

Our purpose for reading:
How does Judith Viorst (the author) help develop Janet’s and Richard’s identities?


(Be prepared to share your ideas with the class--you might want to jot down your ideas!)
Answer the question in your Reader’s Notebooks by filling out a concept map:
How does Judith Viorst (the author) help develop Janet’s and Richard’s identities?
Warm-up:


1. How did the story end?
2. How does the title connect to the story?
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