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The Barons. Among the Hidden Chapters 6 - 9. Vocabulary – On your own, d efine the following words while I take attendance. Write it down in your journal or where you take notes. Tentatively – adverb Apparatus – noun Be prepared to share. Mini-Lesson: Conflict.

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The barons

The Barons

Among the Hidden Chapters 6 - 9

The barons
Vocabulary – On your own, define the following words while I take attendance. Write it down in your journal or where you take notes.

  • Tentatively – adverb

  • Apparatus – noun

  • Be prepared to share.

Mini lesson conflict
Mini-Lesson: Conflict

  • Internal conflict is a problem that occurs within the character (protagonist.) They have to make some decision or make a choice. They are torn between two or more options.

  • External conflict is a problem that occurs outside of the character (protagonist.) They have a problem with another character, their environment, or with society.

  • Who is the protagonist in this story?

Learning target
Learning Target

  • Find evidence in the book to support the theme “Never lose hope.”

  • TSWBAT read a page and find a sentence or two which supports the theme.

  • TSWBAT write down/list key words and phrases that show encouragement or hope from the story.

Read chapters 6 9
Read chapters 6 - 9

  • Sit up

  • Lean forward (book open on your desk)

  • Activate your thinking

  • Notice!

  • Track the words on the page

Internal or external
Internal or External?

  • How might the Barons be an internal conflict for Luke?

  • How might the Barons be an external conflict for Luke?


  • The truth about life that is revealed in a story or poem.

  • The theme should make sense whether you are 4 or 94. Everyone no matter what stage of life they are in should be able to learn from it.

  • A theme that occurs in this story is “Never lose hope.”

  • What does “Never lose hope” mean?

Theme never lose hope
Theme: Never lose hope

  • Never lose hope is a lesson that can be taught to anyone. We could all find ways to relate to this theme.

  • You will be collecting passages ( passages are 1 – 2 sentences you find in the story) throughout this novel to write a paragraph about the theme of the story.

  • In chapters 1 – 5, a quote that supports that this is a possible theme is found on page 18 and 19. Write the following page #s and passage which shows “Never lose hope:”

  • Page 18 and 19: “You’re a trooper,” she said. “I knew you’d hold up all right.”

  • Why does this quote show the theme “Never lose hope?”

  • What words or phrases shows us the theme?

Turn to page 44
Turn to page 44

  • What kind of words would tell us to “Never lose hope?” What would you say to someone if you wanted them to know they should “Never lose hope?”

  • Read page 44 in Among the Hidden.

  • Read closely looking for words that would show “Never lose hope.”

  • Find a passage that you feel supports the theme.

Think pair share

  • With a partner, share your passage and why you feel it shows “Never lose hope.”

  • Listen to your partner as they share their passage and their reasons why it shows “Never lose hope.”