Lesson: Chapter 11 - Story Board of Events

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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:

What are your dreams and hopes for the future?   What do you aspire to be when you grow up?

(Teacher Says)
Today we will finish reading Ties That Bind, Ties That Break. 

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

Guided Practice
After reading chapter 11, the teacher will lead a class discussion based on the questions that will stimulate interesting and educational conversation about the book.

  • Compare and contrast Ailin's responsibilities in China and the United States.
  • What are some of the new challenges she is facing in her new country?   Can you relate to any of these challenges?  
  • Where does Ailin find a little piece of China?
  • What hard decision does Ailin have to make at the end of the book?

Independent Practice

Take at least 6 events from Ailin's life and create a storyboard depicting these events.  

Flip Book: Fold a large piece of white paper in ½. Divide the paper in 4 equal parts.   On each section write one of the words: First, then, next and lastly.   Write about the events of the book under each category, above the text draw a picture of the scene you depicted.

Did the novel end as you expected it to? Why or Why
Complete the Climax, Falling Action and Resoultion of the graphic organizer.

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