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    The Cay

    The Cay
    Theodore Taylor


    As we read  The Cay, we will be focused on a series questions. Studying this novel through a series of Focus Questions will allow us to better understand the story and the author's craft.

    Students are asked to keep track of the questions and the answers in Pages or on a sheet of lined paper that needs to be kept in the reading section of their binders.

    Except for the first, third, and last Focus Questions, students will be asked to respond to each question twice: once for the part of the story read in class and once for the part of the story read on their own.


     Chapters Focus Questions:
    Answer each of these questions thoroughly. Each response should be a quality paragraph.
     Common Core (Standard)/State Equivalent(RL) Alignment
     1-3 
     1. Why did the author choose to start the story the way he did?Standard -  Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot. RL.6.5
     4-7
     2. What two pieces of information can I find in the text that help me understand the setting?Standard -  Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot. RL.6.5
    8-9
    3. Why does the point of view the author uses matter to the story?
    Standard - Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in the text. RL6.6
    10-14
    4. What specific sentence or 2 stood out to you as being vital information to understanding  the plot of the story? Explain why you think the sentence(s) is important.
    Standard - Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward resolution. RL.6.3
     15-175. How would you summarize this section of the story in 1 or 2 sentences?
    Standard - Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions and judgments. RL.6.2
    18-19
    6. Why do you think the author wrote this book? Cite 2 examples from the novel that support your answer.
    • Cite your information like this: "Fact, blah, blah, blah" (Taylor 43).
    Standard -  Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot. RL.6.5
       

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