Lesson: Chapter 7 - Characters Change

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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

Do Now:

Describe a big decision that you have made in your life.

(Teacher Says)
Today we will continue reading Ties That Bind, Ties That Break.  Some really important things have happened to Ailin.  Let's discuss those events

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

Guided Practice

After reading chapter 7, the teacher will lead a class discussion based on the questions that will stimulate interesting and educational conversation about the book.


  • What 3 choices does Big Uncle give Ailin in regards to her future?   How does she react and what does she decide to do and why?
  • Whom does Ailin seek out to help her?   What option is presented to her?
  • How does Ailin perceive the Warners and their home?   How do they differ from her family and home?
  • How does Ailin rationalize lying about her age?



Independent Practice
Students will work independently and

draw a comic strip of this chapter.   Students should make sure that they include dialogue bubbles for the characters.

Has Ailin changed?  If so how?

Lesson Resources

comic strip 3 rows   Activity
Comic Strip with tag lines   Activity
Comic strip boxes   Activity


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