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Empathy Worksheet Chapters 1 - 39
The Most Dangerous Game
Career Research Portfolio
Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451
Great Expectations
Independent Projects
Freshmen Summer Reading
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Odyssey
Vocabulary in Literature
Freshmen Study Guide
Maya Angelou
Miracle Worker
Word of the Day
Extra Credit
The House on Mango Street
To Kill A Mockingbird

This is an ongoing activity which will commence during your reading of chapter 1 and end at chapter 39.  For this activity, you will need to designate a section of your note book for this journal and be sure to update it often.  So…as you read always keep in mind the concept of empathy.

A good working definition of empathy is the act of imaginatively stepping into another person’s perspective and considering how things look from their point of view (i.e., walking a mile in someone else’s shoes).


As you read the First and Second Stages of the novel we will dedicate a portion of our discussion to identifying experiences, opinions, beliefs, or emotions that Pip has that are worthy of a reader’s empathy.  I am hoping that we will all look at this critically and challenge the opinions of classmates.  Once a situation has been classified as ‘worthy of empathy’ it will be added to our bulletin board. 


At the end of chapter 39 we will use these examples as a springboard for a writing assignment. 

How does empahty affect Atticus Finch; Juliet; Penelope?