For this week, I am expecting you to start asking questions of each other and answering them. Like Sano, your job is to examine the facts and begin to come up with a hypothesis about who murdered Yukiko and Noriyoshi. Some of the questions I would be asking include: How is the episode with Raiden connected with what is happening with San’s investigation? WHY is Lady Niu so determined to keep Sano from investigating her “daughter’s” death? Why is Midori so certain that Yukiko didn’t kill herself? What is it that Masahito is doing that his mother asks him to be discreet about? Where did Noriyoshi get a bag full of gold koban? What is Wisteria’s role in Sano’s investigation? How does Magistrate Ogyu use the tea ceremony for intimidation with Lady Niu, and why doesn’t it work? Why do Sano and Tsunehiko travel to Hakone? What is the result of this journey? What does O-hisa know, and what are the consequences of that knowledge? Why do you think that Sano is having such horrific nightmares? What do you think of the book, especially in comparison to the other novels we have read?
By SUNDAY midnight, you MUST have made your two required posts for full credit, and I expect that you will have read through page 295/chapter 20 by Saturday night! Your postcards are due next Wednesday, November 2nd, so this time let’s make sure that you have actually finished the book before creating your postcard!
Teacher Barb :)