The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations

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When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight, scholars work in small groups to read scenarios and rank their degree of respect towards specific individuals involved. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite students to rewrite a scenario in a positive manner, describing a different action to take, and share it with the class 
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the scenarios first, as some may be inappropriate for your class 
  • Discuss the difference between disrespectful behavior and standing up for your rights, so not to enable bad behavior in your classroom or the community 
  • This activity was created by a student teacher as part of novel study for The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Pros

  • Activity description is written in student-friendly language 
  • This activity sparks engagement and deep thinking
Cons

  • Follow-up activity mentioned is not included