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May 10, 2007
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Warm Up:
What are the 1st signs that something strange is happening on Maple Street? How do these signs initiate the conflict on Maple Street?

Reading:
Read for 30 minutes and record the following on their reading on your reading log.
Night Write:
How do the people on Maple Street single out Les Goodman? What qualities of his cause the reaction? What does this really suggest what is happening on Maple Street?

Activity 1:
Share the responses to the warm up at the tables and a few to the whole class..

Activity 2:
Review the key events in the play so far. Students are to read the 1st twenty lines of the play on pg. 672 to make the following prediction:
How do you think Tommy will fare in the face of the crowd’s growing irritation with him?

Activity 3:
Students will read the 2nd half of pg. 672 to determine what hint does Steve’s comment give about how characters will react later in the play?

Activity 4:
Students will read the 1st half of pg. 673 to determine what forces are in conflict now? How has the nature the conflict changed?
Read the 2nd half of pg. 673 to determine what happens to Goodman’s car?

Activity 5:
Read the bracketed stage directions aloud. Ask students to paraphrase the main idea of this passage. Read the rest of pg. 674 and page 675 to answer the following:
Why is the problem with Les Goodman considered part of the rising action of the plot?
What does Charlie accuse Goodman of?

Students will turn in their written responses.


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