Fighting off the Sharks for a Fish

Theme 1: Survival – Story #2

Fighting off the Sharks for a Fish is the second story in the Survival Theme.

One of our goals in Theme 1 is to observe the character for transformation. Character analysis is our focus in first quarter, This includes identifying character change and then providing evidence in support of our observations.

Read and listen as you take a journey with the man who managed to survive the perils of the open seas.
To Access the complete text click the link below. Scroll down to page 76 of 117 in the PDF document. You will read Chapter 8, title the same as our short story.

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After Reading “Fighting off the Sharks…”

After you read, respond to one of the prompts below. Create a PowerFrame structured for a 1,2,3,2,3,2,3,1 or a 1,2,3,4,2,3,4,1 Complete the PowerFrame and Then Write your PowerGraph. Both pieces of writing will be submitted for review.

Select either Prompt #1 or Prompt #2

Prompt #1: Character Change

Throughout each piece of literature there is change. We see change in many forms: mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual to name a few. In what way did the man in the raft change? Write a paragraph beginning with an assertion about how the character change. In the body of the paragraph prove he changed by providing evidence from the text and explanations as to how your evidence supports your assertion.

Prompt #2: Courage

Universal ideas can be drawn from text. Many times they are derived from traits we observe in the main characters. In this story the man can be described as ‘courageous”. Write a paragraph, including a clearly state assertion making a claim that he did, in fact, display courage throughout the story. In the body of the paragraph prove he changed by providing evidence from the text and explanations as to how your evidence supports your assertion.

Once you’ve read the story, write a PowerFrame