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"The Boy in the Black Suit" by Jason Reynolds character development


Curipod lesson about topic ""The Boy in the Black Suit" by Jason Reynolds character development"

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1. Word cloud
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In one word, how would you describe the protagonist's journey in The Boy in the Black Suit ?
2. Slide
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"Analyze how dynamic characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme."
Learning objective:
3. Slide
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Matthew is a high school student in Brooklyn New York. He struggles with the death of his mother and turns to job hunting to cope. Matthew begins to understand himself and the world around him through his new job and experiences.
The Boy in the Black Suit : Character Development
4. Slide
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Character Development: The changes in a character over the course of a story. Coping Mechanism: A behavior or thought process used to help reduce stress or other difficult feelings. Self-Awareness: Having an understanding of one's own emotions, thoughts, and motivations.
5. Slide
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The Boy in the Black Suit It was a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. The book has a 4.45/5 star rating on Goodreads from over 10,000 ratings.
Fun facts:
6. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What character traits does Matt demonstrate throughout the novel and how do those traits influence the plot and/or theme of the story?
7. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a self-portrait of yourself as a robot from the future
8. Open question
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Work together in pairs: How does Matt's relationship with Mr. Ray change over the course of the novel? Explain with evidence.
9. Poll
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What is the protagonist's name in 'The Boy in the Black Suit'?
  • Matt
  • Marcus
  • Mason
  • Miles
10. Poll
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What does Matt find in the coffin at the funeral home?
  • A watch
  • A locket
  • A photograph
  • A letter
11. Poll
10 seconds
What is the name of the girl Matt meets at the funeral home?
  • Renee
  • Nancy
  • Love
  • Daisy

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