Today, we will be looking at Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer. (You may find a copy online if you search).
Character Notes from Ashes (JF 750+): Discuss the father character in Ashes. He’s a complicated guy. Let’s hear what you think!
Teapot Talk (JF): The story ends with Ashleigh about to make a decision. What do you think Ashleigh will do? (Good answers to this question will focus on what we can see about Ashleigh’s personality).
Essential Ashes (J Q&A Two Part Pic Post + a Huge Number of Thoughtful Answers): Create one quote-graphic style post that does two things:
- Quote a line from Ashes that’s relevant to the issues and sounds good to you.
- Ask a Life-Long Essential Question a inspired by Ashes.
- Respond thoughtfully and politely to your classmates’ questions (explain your answers with reasons and examples).
Symbolism in Ashes (JF): Unpack* an example of the symbolism Pfeffer uses in Ashes. (There’s a story about stars and a necklace, there’s some stuff about the weather, there’s a girl named “Ashes”).
Symbols are like concentrated language. One line can tell you about a whole world.
*Unpack means to break something down and explaining it in detail.