Lesson: Chapter 6 - Types of Conflict

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to apply different learning techniques in regards to comprehension, character analysis, literary elements (character conflict, setting, plot, point of view), to make connections and reflections and to make inferences

Lesson Plan

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Who is a person in your life who constantly supports and inspires you?
(Teacher Says)
Today we will continue reading Ties That Bind, Ties That Break.  Before we begin reading Chapter 6, let's review some of the events that have occured in the novel thus far.  What problems has Ailin encountered? What is her conflict?

Direct Instruction:
Have students read in groups or independently while teacher pulls a small group of students.

Guided Practice

After reading chapter 6, the teacher will lead a class discussion based on the questions that will stimulate interesting and educational conversation about the book.


  • Give examples of how Ailin stands up for herself in this chapter.
  • What hardships does she experience in this chapter?
  • What role do you think that the Warner's will play in Ailin's life?

Teacher will also review types of conflict:
man vs man
man vs self
man vs environment.

Independent Practice
In groups students will identify a conflict in the novel for each type of conflict. 

We are half way finished with the novel. How do you think it will end?

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