Reflection: Checks for Understanding Analyze Parts of a Plot Diagram and How an Author Unfolds a Series of Events (Day 2 of 2) - Section 4: Wrap Up


I realized that the theme - Identity "Who Am I?" needed to be reiterated and discussed.  I think that the time I used to review why Arnold might have felt "split in two"  was worth it.  Student answers included:

  • "He was liked by the white kids and not the rez kids"
  • "He still wanted to be friends with Rowdy"
  • "Junior felt happy and sad that he beat his old school because the rex school is always the loser against the rich white school"

In reflecting on the lesson, most of my students are very engaged in the character and story but they tend to look at surface events and I want them to dive deeper into the emotional content of the story or the qualitative element of text complexity.

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Analyze Parts of a Plot Diagram and How an Author Unfolds a Series of Events (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 11: Themes: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT comprehend and analyze theme, plot, and character development in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by creating plot diagrams.

Big Idea: How does plot motivate the action and drive the theme in a story?

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