Sounder by William Armstrong
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"I Have to Change!" The Role of the Adolescent in the Family
Scroll down to find 5 questions for discussing the novel. The larger unit involves 4 novels with a common theme.

Reading, Writing, and Sounder
Students will read Sounder and record reactions to each chapter of the novel in a journal. Students will work in a group to create questions which require critical thinking and literary analysis for one chapter of the novel. Students will lead a discussion of a selected chapter using prepared questions and notes. Students will define vocabulary words and complete an online activity using them. Students will participate in a video conference with a collaborating class. Students will write a letter to the editor defending an opinion of a literary character.

Sounder, William Armstrong
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Sounder Lesson Plan
Summary, prereading activity that focuses on setting, a follow-up activity that asks students to analyze the impact of the historical context using primary sources and a graphic organizer. A second postreading activity asks students to create a visual representation of the farm. Free Trial offer

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