Promises to Keep (middle and jr. higrades)
1.This novel centers on peer pressure to act "cool."
*Discuss and evaluate what is important in the students' own value systems.
*Discuss the power of peer pressure in the students' lives.
*Discuss the similarities between Patty and Fango.
3.The story also shows that others are not always what they seem to be.
*What does Patty envy about Penni?
4.Patty's strong family unit and long-term friendships are important componentsin her life and affect her moral strength.
*Throughout the book, find evidences of Patty's strong family structure.
*On paper or orally, describe the qualities of Patty, Penni, Tracy, Gary, Fango.
*Bythe end of the book, how do we know Patty has put her priorities in order?
*Write a poem.
*Give each chapter a title (a good exercise in finding theme and main idea).