Think, Pair, Share: Review students’ posts in online discussion from ch. 3–4.
Have students discuss in Think, Pair, Share structure or another method for students building confidence in their responses before attempting whole-class discussion.
- View and listen to this rare film of tribal fishing techniques.
There are continuing themes of reversals and mirror images in these chapters. Can you identify two?
Why would Jesse get so spooked inside a dam? (See Note C for more on hydroelectric dams.) Does this relate to any themes that have been discussed so far? If so, what is the relationship between Jesse and these themes?
Assume “Link” is not an accidental name. What could Link be a link to?
On the raft trip, the river “ricochets down the valley, deflecting and echoing what it wants to say.” This metaphor reflects Wade’s style of narration. What effect does Wade’s narration style have on the story? Why would Robin Cody choose a less reliable narrator to tell this story? Would you make the same choice? Why or why not?
Jesse reports his failure to find a special place. Wade wonders if the river itself could be a special place. “You’ll know it when you see it,” the old man had said. Do you have a special place? If not, where would you look for one?
W.9–10.1, 2, 4, 6–10; RL.9–10.1-10; SL.9–10.5; L.9–10.1