Mr. Mulgrew's Night Web
|Packet/ Comprehension Guide||Weekly Assignments|
|Over-Arching Guided Questions||Massachusetts State Standards and Barnstable Objectives Covered by This Unit.|
|Text Pattern Guide-- The Plot Outline Diagram||Annotated Bibliography or Resources|
|Sample Lessons for C. Douglas A. B.||Reflection|
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An Open Letter about the Novel Night, by Elie Wiesel
To the families of my students:
The story of Night is far too horrific for us to ignore. Many people will read this novel very quickly, despite the disturbing images it contains. It leaves us with empty, hollow feelings and several serious questions about the humanity of mankind. However, there are several activities and strategies, before, during, and after reading that will enhance your understanding of this novel. If you find that you have finished early, you may choose to reread this for a deeper understanding if the time is available. As Oscar Wilde once said, "If one can not enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." This is why I have encouraged the purchase of the book.
I have listed below several optional and required strategies to help you comprehend this novel as you read.
Text to Self = TS Describe any connection you see in your life.
Text to World = TW Describe any connection you make to world events.
Text to Text = TT Describe any connections to another item in print.
Please understand that I find this novel very difficult to teach because of the severity of inhumanity. You need to complete all of the required work because your opinions, emotions, and insights are the central key to understanding this material and participating in the class discussions and activities.
Any students that receive resource room help may eliminate one question in the packet for each night’s reading, but they will be responsible for adding the information during the next day’s class discussion so that they can participate in the various tests, projects and activities completed after reading the novel.
Thank you for your big, beautiful brain,