Warm Up: Young Kids, Hard Times Written Response
Literature Focus: Monster
Discussion: On pages 78-79, O’Brien tells Steve, “Half of those jurors, no matter what they said when we questioned them when we picked the jury, believed you were guilty the moment they laid eyes on you. You're young, you’re Black, and you're on trial. What else do they need to know?”
What do you think she means by this statement? How do you think she feels about defending Steve?
Do you believe Steve is having a fair trial? Do you think he has a chance of being found innocent?
Would you judge Steve if you were on the jury? Why or why not?
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Homework: Finish section three AND complete the questions including the MEAL paragraph