Fair & Just Discussion

The Grindstone

Work Time

As you have done with the prison descriptions, look closely at the description of the grindstone.

  • Read and annotate, stopping after every two or three sentences to check for understanding.
  • Note new vocabulary words.
  • Underline, or mark in a way that you prefer, the language that suggests something symbolic or metaphorical.

When you have completed the reading and annotating, discuss with the whole class the language of the grindstone descriptions, exploring what Dickens wants the reader to think about the Revolution.

You Have A Choice

First, determine how you will approach the work. You can choose to work independently; work with a partner; work with a group; or confer with the teacher.