In a person vs. society conflict in literature, a character struggles against the laws or beliefs of a group. This could include a character that fights against the rules such as freedom, rights, or a cause.
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Because of Mr. Terupt is a phenomenal book! It features seven narrators telling about their 5th grade year at Snow Hill School. Each narrator has a unique problem s/he must work through. Students include:
Luke – the class genius
Jeffrey – the boy with a secret who hates school
Peter – the class clown
Danielle – who wants friends
Jessica – the new girl in town
Anna – the outcast because of her family history
Lexie – the bully
With so many conflicts to solve, Because of Mr. Terupt is a perfect book for teaching theme. In this activity, students complete a table by thinking about the main characters in the book. What challenge, problem, or conflict does each character go through? Add what the characters learn. In what important way does each character change? This will be the major themes in the book.Continue Reading
In a person vs. the environment conflict in literature, a character is struggling against the forces of nature. A person may be fighting against bad weather conditions such as a hurricane or blizzard, survival in the wild including the desert or jungle, or against a wild animal.
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Brian’s Wintertells the story of what would have happened to Brian Robeson if the rescue plane had not come at the end of the book Hatchet. Author Gary Paulsen received hundreds of letters from readers who thought Brian had been rescued too soon. He should experience living in the Canadian wilderness during the winter months. Brian’s Winter is Paulsen’s alternate ending to Hatchet.
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Walk Two Moon is a beautiful story of a thirteen year old girl, Sal Hiddle, who travels from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents to visit her mother’s grave. The story moves between the adventures of the trip in the present to flashbacks into Sal’s past as she tells stories to her grandparents along the way.
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