Dissecting a Comic Strip.pdf - Section 2: What is Background Knowledge?

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The Story, The Whipping Boy - Background Knowledge

Unit 14: The Whipping Boy
Lesson 2 of 18

Objective: SWBAT understand what "background knowledge" means as we prepare and start to read "The WhippingBoy" by Sid Fleischman.

Big Idea: "The Whipping Boy" is a literary masterpiece! However, without background information, it will be difficult for the students to understand. Students will learn what background knowledge is as well as build the schema they need to understand the text.

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