To better understand the plot of “The Medicine Bag”, students should be able to identify the causes and effects of the story. This worksheet is divided into three parts: the pretest, a keynote presentation of key vocabulary words, and questions on Words to Own. Each part contains an example of an effect or change from the story. Students must identify the causes and explain how the character affected them. Students should complete the pretest and answer the questions related to Words to Own.
The pdf also contains the plot and questions. The plot of the medicine bag revolves around death, as the title suggests. Although the character doesn’t want his grandpa to die, he must accept the fact that he is dying due to nature. Another important theme in the book is the conflict between Martin and his heritage, which involves the fact that he is ashamed of his heritage. The resolution of the plot involves accepting death as inevitable.