Les Miserables Cosette Study Guide

Proficiency Standards:  P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
B. Interpret the implications of setting and circumstance.
C. Analyze the role of characters in the plot in oral and written responses.
D. Analyze important quotations from the text in oral and written responses.
E. Annotate the text.

P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.

A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.

The Ship Orion
1.  What inaccurate information is reported in the news article dated the 25th of July, 1823?
Fulfillment of the Promise to the Departed
1.  How does Jean Valjean escape?
2.  What does Jean Valjean purchase in Paris?
3.  What does Jean Valjean do in Montfermeil?
The Old Gorbeau House
1.  Describe the Gorbeau House.
2.  Explain Cosette’s disposition her first day in her new home.
3.  Identify the two white visions that Jean Valjean had seen.
4.  What change does Cosette undergo?
5.  Who else lives in the old Gorbeau house; what is her responsibility?
6.  What is Jean Valjean known as in the quarter?
7.  Why is the land lady suspicious of Jean Valjean?
8.  Who does the mendicant near the condemned well look like?
A Dark Chase Needs a Silent Hound
1.  Who is leading the platoon of soldiers?
2.  what does Jean Valjean fear more than prison?
3.  How does Jean Valjean and Cosette escape?
4.  Who is the man in the garden?
5.  What are the arrangements that Jean Valjean is able to secure at the convent?
6.  How long do Cosette and Jean Valjean remain at the convent?