The text focuses on Paul Berlin’s mental struggle to conquer his fear in Vietnam. To quell his fear, he thinks about home, his childhood, and his father. Flashbacks reveal the details of Billy Boy’s death and recalling these events, Paul Berlin cracks. (McDougal Littell The Language of Literature, 2002)
This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project
, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.