Let’s begin with:
Please begin by doing your KEY PEOPLE test…
This is the second last time you will be doing it this year!
We will then read Charlie together.
What point of view is used in the story?
Describe the character of Charlie.
Is he a round or flat character?
Is he static or dynamic?
Include any physical or emotional characteristics that are mentioned in the story. Where is he from? What is his family like?
How does the author feel about the residential school system? Support your answer with a specific line from the story.
Nature imagery is used throughout the story. What is the purpose of these images? Include a specific image from the story in your answer.
Describe the attitude of the priests and teachers towards the students at the school. Support your answer with two specific lines from the story.
What is the purpose of including the thoughts of the teacher and the father?
What is the invisible thing that bothers Charlie? How do you know?
Word choice is very important in the story. It helps the reader imagine the setting. One line reads “Charlie prepared for the best part of his incarceration”. Why does the author choose to describe the school in this way?
Snow is a constant symbol throughout the story. List all of the references you can find to snow. Why do you think this might be included?
Discuss the comparison of “Whites” in the story to wolves. Why do you think this is used?
What is Charlie’s father most afraid of? Why does he say the boys are “driven by the shame of their own uselessness”?
What conflict occurs in the story? Identify the conflict (or conflicts) and also provide an example