learning goal: Stephen, Matsu, Sachi–on which one of these characters do you find yourself focusing most?  Why do you think this person draws you in more than the other two?

introduction to the day (5′)

reading time (45′)

writing time (20′): an email to bill.brown@hies.org (subject: focal character); in body of email write 5-10-sentence response to question in today’s learning goal; send email by the end of class; begin your email by identifying how far you have read–i.e., what page number