Rules of The Game By Amy Tan Rules of The Game by Amy Tan Pre-reading Questions 1. Research (or reflect on) the rules of chess. What qualities does a person need in order to be a good chess player? 2. Why do parents brag about their children? Would you like it if your parents bragged about you? 3. How can holding back and concealing your desires sometimes help you win arguments and respect from others? 4. Why do some people get very involved in playing games of strategy, such as chess, poker, and checkers? 5. Should parents push their children to excel, or are children more likely to succeed if there parents leave them alone? 6. Do you ever feel as if you are competing with your parents? Directed Notes: Complete While Reading teachersites.schoolworld.com/.../rules%20of%20the %20game%20full%2... Mark places where Waverly or her mother shows “invisible strength.” Follow- up question: How does this show “invisible strength”? Invisible Strength-Waverly Invisible Strength- W’s Mom After 1st reading: Freytag’s Pyramid and a written summary for elements of the story Interpretive Questions for Shared Inquiry & Discussion • Complete during 2nd Active Reading • Use as SID & SS Preparation Writing After Discussion 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Is Mrs. Jong more a positive force or negative force in Waverly’s development? Do you know anyone who has “invisible strength”? Do you have it? If you knew someone who was moving to America, what are some of the main “rules” of American life that you would tell him or her? What game do you play that is important to you? Do you think playing this game has helped you grow up? When were you able to “bite back your tongue”? How did this help you get something that you wanted?