The main characters in One Crazy Summer are Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern. They share the bond of sisterhood but carry unique perspectives and display very different personalities that are revealed throughout the novel. A Venn diagram is a useful tool to compare and contrast characters. In this activity, students will compare and contrast at least 2 characters from the novel using a Venn diagram.
This example compares and contrasts Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern. Other characters students could compare are Delphine and Nzila, Big Ma and Nzila, Sister Mukumbu and Crazy Kelvin, etc. Students could also compare the difference between the Black Panthers' portrayal in the media vs. the Black Panthers that Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern come to know.
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Objective: Create a Venn diagram comparing two or three characters from the book, One Crazy Summer.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Compare and Contrast with T-ChartsCommon Core Standards