Lesson: Chapter 8 - Elements of Plot
Have you ever had to leave your home, or become separated from your family? How did it make you feel?
Today we will continue reading Ties That Bind, Ties That Break. While we are reading today we are going to focus on the plot structure of this novel. Let's review the 5 elements of plot.
Have students read in groups or independently while teacher pulls a small group of students.
After reading chapter 8, the teacher will lead a class discussion based on the questions that will stimulate interesting and educational conversation about the book.
- How does Ailin's family react to her new job?
- What do Ailin and Billy have in common?
- Why does the Houseboy feel threatened by Ailin? How does he treat Ailin?
- How do Mr. and Mrs. Warner perceive Ailin? Why don't they want their children to learn about China?
Students will explain and write their reaction to this quote: "For the first time I understood the price I was paying for my rebellion. I had been exiled from my own people, and I had entered a world that despised what I had been taught to value." (p. 101)
Students will begin to complete the plot graphic organizer: exposition and rising action.
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