Leigh Botts, Bonnie Botts, Bill Botts, Mr. Henshaw
Bandit, Miss Martinez, Mr. Fridley, Katy
Miss Neely, Barry, Angela Badger
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Analyze themes such as: friendship, acceptance, loneliness, courage, believing in yourself, coming of age, divorce, working mothers (latch-key kids), poverty/economic hardship, honesty, and the power of writing/journal keeping.
Do symbols foreshadow the plot, affect tone and/or meaning?
Social Studies: Economic Hardship & Poverty
Classroom Projects: Art, Vocabulary, Journal & Letter Writing