“Sucker” Carson McCullers S Text Opener Have you ever wanted the attention of someone who didn’t even notice you? How did that make you feel? How did you respond? Or Have you ever gotten so mad at someone that you said something you didn’t mean? How did you feel after you calmed down? What did you do about the situation? Sharing Questions S While reading, mark your text anywhere you have a question about a word or something that happened in the story with a “?”. S Write one or two different sharing questions from today’s reading you can discuss with your small group. They can be about vocabulary, what happened in the story, or anything that left you wondering. Discuss them thoroughly, and in your notebook, write the question someone else asked that interests you the most. Guided Notes S P = Pete is proud of his actions. S R = Pete regrets his actions. Shared Inquiry Discussion Why does Pete want to “straighten it out” with Sucker? (p. 21) A piece of evidence from the text that supports your answer (include page number and a quote or short summary of the passage): Why does Sucker begin to act “hard and tough” after Pete blows up at him? (p. 22) A piece of evidence from the text that supports your answer (include page number and a quote or short summary of the passage): Writing After Discussion S Is the trouble between the boys Pete’s fault? Why do you say so? Or S Why do people sometimes chase after or admire people who don’t pay them any attention?