Graphic Organizer Novelinks by liaoqinmei

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									                                Graphic Organizer
                                                for
                     The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle


Purpose: This chart is used as a strategy to help students be able to visually see and understand
      how Charlotte’s perceptions change through the course of the book. The strategy
       requires them to analyze and make generalizations about the relationships of the
       characters directly from the text. This strategy will serve to launch a discussion on why
       Charlotte’s perceptions changed. This discussion will lead each student to examine why
       they perceive different people in different ways and reflect on misjudgments they might
       have made.

Context: The first chart should be completed after students have read through the first five
      chapters of the novel. Students will need approximately twenty minutes to find direct
      quotes from the text to support their assertions. The chart should then be filed away in
      the students’ binders until they have completed the novel. Then the second chart will be
      completed. After the students have fully completed the chart, the teacher will be able to
      introduce a cause and effect query as to why Charlotte’s perceptions of major characters
      in the story have changed. This could be followed by a journal prompt, asking students
      to recall a time when their impressions of an individual have changed, and why. This
      will lead to a discussion on how we judge people in our own lives and will contribute to
      the class manual on Social Expectations for the Human Race.

Directions:

1. After students have completed reading through chapter five of the novel, hand out the
worksheet. Explain to students that characters, human beings, are often defined by their
relationships. Explain that they are going to be looking at Charlotte’s relationships thus far in
the story, in order to better understand her character.

2. Have students look at their worksheet and do the first example together as a class on the
overhead transparency. First, have students tell you how they think Charlotte feels about the first
character listed. Then, ask them how they know that. Explain to students that when they analyze
a text, they need to have evidence directly from the book.

3. Have students give you an exact reference to fill in the chart to support the generalization they
initially gave you. Fill this in on the overhead projector.

4. Give students approximately thirty minutes to complete the rest of the chart.

5. Repeat this procedure after students complete the entire text with the second worksheet.

                                                                                     (Moller, 2002)
Name__________________________________________________________________

You have read The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle through chapter five. Charlotte, like
most thirteen-year-olds, has an opinion about everything and everybody. Fill out the chart below
by telling what you think her opinion is of the following characters. In the first column, state
how you believe Charlotte feels about the corresponding character. In the third column, list the
page number of a specific quote, no longer than two sentences, from the text, which you will
write in the fourth column, that leads you to believe that Charlotte feels that way.


How do you believe Charlotte     Character       Page   Quote from the novel (Chapters 1-5)
feels about…                                      #


                                   Zachariah




                                    Captain
                                    Jaggery




                                    Cranick




                                   Her father




(Moller, 2002)
Name__________________________________________________________________

You have completed The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Throughout the course of the
novel, many of Charlotte’s opinions have changed. At the beginning of the novel, you filled out
a chart almost identical to the one below. Now, you will complete the same chart to tell how
Charlotte feels about the same characters in the second half of the book. Fill out the chart below
by telling what you think Charlotte’s opinion is of the following characters now. In the first
column, state how you believe Charlotte feels about the corresponding character. In the third
column, give the page number that corresponds to a specific quote, no longer than two sentences,
from the text, which you will write in the fourth column, that leads you to believe that Charlotte
feels that way.


How do you believe Charlotte     Character        Page   Quote from the novel (Chapters 13-22)
feels about…                                       #


                                   Zachariah




                                     Captain
                                     Jaggery




                                    Cranick




                                   Her father




(Moller, 2002)

								
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