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Tex Teaching Unit
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- Discuss the time period during which this story takes place. Do you find this timing realistic for the action to really happen?
- Mason and Jamie are very important characters, both in Tex’s life and to the book as a whole. Briefly describe each supporting character and discuss their influences on the main character personally and on the novel in general.
- Relationships with fathers play an important role in this novel. Briefly describe Pop and Cole and show how each is influential in the development of his child/children’s personalities and behavior.
- Describe the interactions between Tex and Jamie. What does each character seem to want from the other? How does the end of the novel resolve their relationship?
- Describe the interactions between Mason and Tex. What does each character seem to want from the other? How does the end of the novel resolve their relationship?
- Lem is an interesting character. Pick out two or three significant scenes where Lem says or does something important to the course of the novel. Using these scenes, explain his importance to the plot.
- Choose two or three scenes where Johnny says or does something that affects Tex and the course of the novel. Explain why Johnny’s words and actions are important.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.