Dialectical Journal

The Things They Carried Share


  • Share your annotations from the homework with your partner.
  • Work together to clear up any confusion about the story.
  • If you chose different important passages, discuss your choices and try to reach agreement about which parts of the story are most essential.
  • Share your responses to the questions from the previous Lesson:
    • How does the narrator feel about the men in the story? How do you know?
    • What specific pieces from the text support your thinking?
    • What big ideas or thematic ideas are expressed in this paragraph?