Learn about the 1950's & 1960's when the stories we will read in class were written so you can better understand the historical context of the short pieces. We will be working on characters actions and motives proficiency for this particular unit. You will need to be able to pull quotes from the story that show the characters in action, and describe the motives behind those actions for proficient. To get a "B" or mastery on this proficiency you need to be able to show how the characters actions develop the plot of the story through a fictional summary. You have practiced the use of summary already so use what you already know! To get an "A," or expert, you will need to do all of the above and describe the theme of the short story and how the character's motives help promote that theme.