In a work of fiction, how does the setting shape the characters?
How is evidence used to support a conclusion?
Students will read a realistic fiction text, Blackwater, by Eve Bunting. As part of the novel's resolution, students will conduct a mock trial of the story's main character.
Common Core State Standards
RL.1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.9. Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts
RL.7.3. Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).