H / 10:30

F / 1:50

learning goal: Given the May exam’s overall purpose of testing knowledge of material, original interpretation of this material and basic skills of written expression, what specific question about The Samurai’s Garden would serve the exam well?

distribute sheet, “Guiding Questions for Fiction”

in small groups: group 1 discusses role of the novel’s various settings on the subject of healing; group 2 discusses an element other than setting in this novel and this element’s relation to the subject of healing

in small groups: groups 1 and 2 pair up to exchange ideas emerging from their previous discussion

whole class: what ideas grew out of these two discussions?

individually, using ideas from the small group and whole class discussions, write an exam question or two that enable or encourage people to explore some of these ideas

HAND IN COMPLETED JOURNALS by end of today’s class