Think, Pair, Share: Review students’ posts in online discussion from ch. 6–7.
Have students discuss in Think, Pair, Share structure or another method for students building confidence in their responses before attempting whole-class discussion.
Wade is shocked at Jesse’s thievery of the snacks. He swears he would have gone back to return them if he could have, but he ends up eating some of the stolen food. What would you have done in that situation?
Flashback to Link and Wade going out to sea to meet the salmon. In what ways is Link, more than Wade, in tune with nature?
Jesse has a deep respect for fellow creatures. The First Fish ceremony is practiced in real life today by many tribal people. (See Note D for more on Native American creation myths.) How has Jesse’s background prepared him, or failed to prepare him for life in Calamus?
Jesse is a natural quarterback, but in Calamus, you couldn’t have an Indian calling signals. What does this say about Calamus? How do the coaches’ codes of behavior clash with Jesse’s? In what way is Wade caught in the middle?
Jesse says “Mama said I was a dove among vultures, and I better go learn about vultures.” What is Reno really saying here? Do you think she’s right?
W.9–10.1, 2, 4, 6–10; RL.9–10.1-10; SL.9–10.5; L.9–10.1