Vocabulary: sovereign, crevices, gesture, chronic,
surly, graphically, imminent, idiosyncrasies, stealthily,
frail, fluted, swooned, spontaneous fastidious, emerge,
exasperated, vitriol unaccustomed, engulfed
Discussion: Why do you think Eva killed her
son? What was the authors intent when she created
Image: Plums death
1. The Deweys "inseparable, loving nothing
and no one but themselves." (Sula p 38)
2. Eva Peace loving care of Plum as a child
1. Eva had lost a leg possibly on purpose to collect
insurance to take care of children
2. Plums death
Timeline: Plums death
Activity: Ask what social issues have come
up in the novel so far:
1. The horror of war
2. Care of veterans
3. The treatment and care of the mentally ill
5. Drug addiction
6. Alcohol addiction
8. Absent parents
10. Domestic violence
Class votes for the four topics which interest them
Assignment: Bring to class four articles found on
the Web or in a current periodical.
*Teacher collects the articles for a week or more.
*Teach paraphrasing, note taking and citing of sources.
*In class, students share articles, take notes and
write essays that represent the research that proves
their thesis statements.
*The thesis statement may be provided by the teacher
or brainstormed by the students.
Examples of thesis statements:
Racism affects all races.
Drug addiction should treated, not punished.
Domestic violence is a widespread problem
Alcohol is more dangerous than most people realize.
*In groups, according to topics, students edit and
Note: Compose and edit (on Alpha Smarts if available).