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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

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Welcome forenoon watch team!

Your watch would have run from 8:00 A.M. to 12 noon!


Here is your first problem to discuss:

Learning From Your Reading
Describe Charlottes's character traits in the space provided after each question. Take the facts from the book and draw conclusions as to what this tells us about Charlotte.


Topic: Charlotte must travel from England to Providence, R.I. by ship without her family

1. Charlotte's father must relocate to Providence from England. He decides to leave Charlotte behind
to finish her school year at Barrington School for Better Girls. Charlotte's mother agrees with
her husband. The family leaves Charlotte behind.


(edit here to describe Charlotte's character traits and how you believe Charlotte feels about this)

2. Charlotte finishes her year at school and is taken to the docks by Mr. Grummage. He is very impatient with her many questions. Even though he learns that the other families have backed out of the voyage, Mr. Grummage decides to leave Charlotte on the ship.


(edit here to describe Charlotte's character traits and how you believe Charlotte feels about this)

3. Charlotte sees a man climbing the ship's ropes to secretly board the ship.

(edit here to describe Charlotte's character traits and how you believe Charlotte feels about this)


Skillful Problem Solving

The Problem: Charlotte has been taken from the safe environment of Barrington School for Better Girls and dropped off at the dock of a ship. She must travel across the Atlantic with a ship full of strangers and is the only female on this long voyage. She was supposed to travel with two other families, including other women. This is the age before phones, much less a cell phone. Discuss the possible solutions that Charlotte has to this problem with your team and record them below. You can record as many solutions as you wish.

(this is where you should edit your suggested solutions)

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The solution our team would consider: Think about what would happen if Charlotte chooses this solution and what the consequences would be. Then decide wheter this is a pro (a positive consequence) or a con (a negative consequence) Describe how important each consequence is.


(type the solution that your time has chosen here)

(type what could happen if Charlotte chooses your solution)