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For many middle and high school readers, realistic and young adult fiction are high-interest genres that maximize engagement with literature. “I, Hungry Hannah Cassandra Glen” by Norma Fox Mazer is a short story told from the perspective of a teen girl whose economic hardships lead her to come up with an unconventional approach to overcoming a predicament. This complementary close reading activity helps students extend beyond reading comprehension and practice high-order thinking skills. An answer key is included. Materials are delivered in printable Word Document and PDF formats.  By engaging with this close reading activity, students will:

  • Discern what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Identify the narrative’s inciting incident
  • Explore character motivations
  • Examine how complex characters think, behave, and interact with others
  • Compare and contrast the nature of two separate relationships
  • Explore what a particular detail reveals about the protagonist’s psychological state
  • Identify factors that contribute to the emerging conflict between the protagonist and her friend
  • Identify and explain an example of situational irony
  • Analyze the author’s use of figurative language to articulate its meaning
  • Explain the significance of a particular detail
  • Articulate the symbolism associated with the name “Crow”
  • Write ideas with clarity, accuracy, and precision