Read and Annotate

Paragraph Two Reflection

Work Time

Reread and annotate the paragraph that begins, “The things they carried were largely determined by necessity” (paragraph two). Then answer the following questions.

  • What is the narrator saying in the second paragraph about the things men carried of necessity?
  • Why do you suppose the narrator mentions the weight of some of the objects?
  • What patterns of organization do you notice in the second paragraph?
  • What is the effect of the story’s patterns?

When you’re finished, share your answers with the rest of the class. Write down any new ideas you hear from others.