“Stolen Day”

Today we read the short story “Stolen Day” by Sherwood Anderson.  As we read, we focused on this guiding question:  Does the main character believe he is telling the truth? How do you know?

After reading the story, students discussed the guiding question in small groups and formed a group consensus as to the answer to the question.  They then presented evidence from the text to answer the “How do you know?” part of the guiding question.  (FYI- In each class, some groups thought “yes” and some thought “no”.  Our debates were VERY interesting!)

If you were absent today, you should read the short story by clicking HERE. Then, decide for yourself:  Does the main character believe he is telling the truth? How do you know? 

Sherwood Anderson is most famous for his book titled Winesburg Ohio: