Response From Updike's Short Story 'A And P'

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Delia, I never received my individual teacher action plan/goals. In addition, I believe the main reason why students had a hard time answering the question is because a text analysis response is in essences an author 's purpose question. When I asked my students later on that day, a question that required them to think about the purpose for the director cutting out a scene, they couldn 't grasp it. Pretty much what happened was students noticed that Sammy from Updike 's short story, "A and P" focused a great deal on a thick girl, sexualizing her body. In the film, the director only had Sammy comment on Queenie and the tallest of the girls. When I asked the students why would the director focus on the taller girl instead of the thicker one,

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