Two questions for section 1 and answer them using race in your literature response document



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Choice Novel Unit Critical Thinking Questions

Choose two questions for section 1 and answer them using RACE in your literature response document.
Section 1

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  1. What is it about the “new boy” that bugs Tom so much?

  2. Describe Aunt Polly (behavior and looks). Use three quotes from the text.

  3. What does “spare the rod and spile the child” mean?

  4. Translate slang: truck, lick, dander up, powerful warm, lam, suck eggs.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  1. What is significant about the tree in Francie’s yard?

  2. Describe Francie’s neighbourhood. Use three quotes from the text.

  3. Give evidence of the “gender gap” which existed during the early 1900’s.

  4. Give evidence of the “social gap” that existed even among the poor in Francie’s neighborhood.


The Call of the Wild

  1. Describe Buck, using three quotes from the text. What traits will serve him well in his new life? What traits will he have to abandon to survive?

  2. What is meant by the line, “It was his introduction to the reign of primitive law, and he met the introduction halfway.”?

  3. What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

  4. How does Francois begin to earn Buck”s respect?


Across Five Aprils

  1. Describe what learned about the Creightons and their way of life. What threatens to disrupt their lives?

  2. What news does Shad bring back to the family? What appears to be the prevailing reaction to this news? Who appears to be troubled by it?

  3. Describe Mary Creighton, and what happened to her using three quotes from the text.

  4. Why might the author have chosen to have a family member from a Southern state visit the Creightons at this time? What could this foreshadow?


The Secret Life of Bees

  1. Describe Lily using three quotes from the text.

  2. Lily mentions how she wrote, “My Philosophy of Life” for a school project. Based on what you know so far, what would be her philosophy?

  3. T. Ray asks Lily what she remembers about her mother’s death. How early do we have the capacity to remember?

  4. Lily realizes she has to leave her father. What does this show about her character, Explain?


Section 2

Directions: Answer both questions over your novel below.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Compare the main character from your novel with a similar character you have read about in another novel.

  • Write a summary of section two that will be shared in your group discussion.



A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • Compare the main character from your novel with a similar character you have read about in another novel.

  • Write a summary of section two that will be shared in your group discussion.


The Call of the Wild

  • Compare the main character from your novel with a similar character you have read about in another novel.

  • Write a summary of section two that will be shared in your group discussion.


Across Five Aprils

  • Compare the main character from your novel with a similar character you have read about in another novel.

  • Write a summary of section two that will be shared in your group discussion.



The Secret Life of Bees


  • Compare the main character from your novel with a similar character you have read about in another novel.

  • Write a summary of section two that will be shared in your group discussion.



Section 3

Answer the following questions using RACE.


  1. What is the strongest characteristic of your protagonist? Use textual evidence to explain.

  2. What is the weakest characteristic of your protagonist? Use textual evidence to explain.

Section 4

Answer the following questions. Provide textual evidence to support your response.


  1. What is the largest conflict your character has had at this point of the plot? What could the character have done differently to avoid the problem?


2. Make an intertextual connection to something you have read in this section. Be specific about the type of connection you are making.
Section 5

You only have the following question to answer for section 5.


  1. Research the author of your choice novel. Write a paragraph discussing what you learned about the author, and some ideas that you think might have influenced the author to create the novel.


Section 6


  1. Write 3 high-level critical thinking questions of your own for this section. These will be discussed on group discussion day.



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