"Charles" by Shirley Jackson
Stop at each point, and do what the margins say to do (in
What should we do to punish children (5/6 years old)? Is
Do you think that children usually tell the truth to their
parents about things that happen at school?
Do you think that young children are more likely to tell
the truth than older children?
* What other story did we read this year by Shirley Jackson?
This is what you should be doing in your KBARR responding.
Quiz for after.
What does "being fresh" (pS22) mean? a) being rude.
b) being loud. c) talking too much. d) interrupting.
(quote) When Laurie's mother wonders to her husband whether
kindergarten might have a bad influence on Laurie, what does her husband
What expression does Laurie's family use when things go wrong?
(3) Give three examples of foreshadowing that Shirley Jackson
uses to clue you in about the ending.
(quote) If it was Charles that had to stay after school,
what's Laurie's excuse for also being late?
(2) At the PTA meeting, what makes the narrator think that
Charles's mother is not there?
Do you think that Laurie's parents knew all along, and just
didn't want to admit it? Or were they truly shocked? Find a quote that
backs up what you say.