Follow the same procedure as directed for chapter one.
Why did the three white men come to the cabin?
Why did Sounder go off by himself?
Tell about the boy’s search under the porch for Sounder.
Why did the boy continue to put food out for the dog each day?
Describe the mother’s reaction after the father was taken away.
How did the boy disobey his mother? Why?
What was the father’s crime? Why did he do it? Was he justified? What would happen if everyone disobeyed unjust laws?
“The dry dust in his mouth tasted like _____.”
“Under the cabin it smelled stale and dead, like _____.”
Locate these passages in chapter three and complete with the author’s language. Then, rewrite the same passages with your words.
The author is a master of descriptive language. The first two pages of chapter two describe the landscape around the cabin. Read these pages again. Notice how the senses are evoked as you read. Describe the landscape around your house. Try to evoke your senses, seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting, as you write.