Name: English 7IA E16 Date: Period: Aim: How can we compare and contrast the characterization of the major characters in The Fun They had? Do Now: Directions: Carefully reread the following text from last night’s homework. Highlight or underline the text that reveals what Margie considered “fun” about the old schools. Margie did so with a sigh. She was thinking about the old schools they had when her grandfather's grandfather was a little boy. All the kids from the whole neighborhood came, laughing and shouting in the schoolyard, sitting together in the schoolroom, going home together at the end of the day. They learned the same things, so they could help one another on the homework and talk about it. And the teachers were people... The mechanical teacher was flashing on the screen: "When we add the fractions 1/2 and 1/4..." Margie was thinking about how the kids must have loved it in the old days. She was thinking about the fun they had. 1. List three details from the text that show what Margie considered “Fun” about the old schools. 2. Do you agree or disagree with Margie that these elements of school make the day fun? Why or why not? *** Do Now Ends Here *** Character Name 3 lines of text that reveals something about the character This text reveals that… 1. Margie 2. 3. 1. Tommy 2. 3. Topic Sentence Choices: Tommy and Margie are very similar in, “The Fun They Had,” by Isaac Asimov. Tommy and Margie are very different in, “The Fun They Had,” by Isaac Asimov. Topic Sentence - . For example, . Another example is . This reveals that/This shows that/This is important because .