Reflection: Checks for Understanding Characterizing the Friendship Between Junior and Rowdy in "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." - Section 1: Activator


Checking for Understanding is an ongoing formative assessment practice that can give you important information about student learning as you are teaching the class.  

I used this quote to see how many students where understanding the use of comic books and illustrations as an escapee from their adverse life on the reservation.  A few students forgot that Rowdy was abused by an alcoholic father and therefore did not understand how cartoons where better than his "real life."   I then asked a student to find where it says his life was difficult. This passage was read out loud to emphasize the need to escape his pain.

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Characterizing the Friendship Between Junior and Rowdy in "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."

Unit 10: Character Development: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT describe character relationships with relevant evidence from the story by filling out a Characterizing Friendship Organizer.

Big Idea: Looking at the similarities and differences of two teens growing up on an Indian Reservation.

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