Schema: fairy tales, element of magic
Genre: traditional literature
Predicting: Predict what young Sam will do when the man comes back with the request to make his wife young again
Character Motivation: What motivates young Sam to charge the man for what the hired hand did? What motivates him to change at the end?
Compare and Contrast young Sam and old Sam:
Characterization of young Sam: He damaged the saw blades because he didn’t clean the logs first concluding that he is lazy; he cuts the boards unevenly concluding that he is careless; he refuses to sweep the shop concluding that he is again lazy and disrespectful toward his father; he is dishonest and arrogant as he “puts on airs” when he is in charge.
Characterization of old Sam: hardworking and kind
Internal consistency of young Sam’s character: What types of things would you see young Sam doing in the future?
Big Idea or Theme: Work hard and treat people well or trouble will find you.
What evidence supports the conclusion that young Sam learned a lesson?