The Glass of Milk

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It's not easy to ask for help. Learn why a boy on a ship struggles with accepting help in "The Glass of Milk," a short story by Manuel Rojas. Six discussion questions prompt class members to make inferences from the text about character motivations and themes from the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members read the story at home, take notes on the questions, and come to class ready for discussion the next day
  • The final question would make a good argument or narrative essay
Classroom Considerations

  • Story is ten pages long; consider printing up a class set to use through multiple classes, or distributing the URL for learners to access on personal devices
  • Resource is designed for high schoolers, but middle schoolers could handle the text complexity

  • Questions provide page numbers to selected text for easy reference
  • Passage is double-spaced, making the text more accessible for struggling readers

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