Lesson: Lyddie Chapter 23

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Lesson Objective

Knowledge Outcomes: Students will know what happens in the story. Lyddie goes back to the tavern to ask for her old job, but it is not available Lyddie goes back to the family farm, and feels happy Luke Stevens comes in and asks her what her plans are, and she announces she will go to Oberlin College

Lesson Plan

Lesson Topic: Lyddie Chapter 23
Teaching Date: Tuesday 6/8 
Planning Date: 3/24/10
Big Ideas: Freedom comes in many forms
Inquiry Questions:
How does Lyddie's current situation look like freedom?
How does being discharged from the factory liberate Lyddie? What will her new obstacles be?
How is obligation (to one's family, to an employer, to a spouse) slavery or freedom?
Knowledge Outcomes: Students will know what happens in the story.
  • Lyddie goes back to the tavern to ask for her old job, but it is not available
  • Lyddie goes back to the family farm, and feels happy
  • Luke Stevens comes in and asks her what her plans are, and she announces she will go to Oberlin College
Skill Outcomes:
Evidence of Understanding: Students will contribute to class discussions. Informal assessment only. 
Rubric: 
Sequence of the lesson 
Transition: Students are coming from:
Hook:
Activities:
Students will sit on the rug, as one student reads while sitting at the front of the room. Each student will read for 2-3 pages. (I will have to keep track of who reads)

Discussion questions:
Why does Lyddie decide to travel back to Vermont? What is there for her? What does she hope to find?
What options does Lyddie have left?
Is Lyddie better or worse off now that she has been discharged from the factory? How?
Sponge Activity:
Wrap-Up:
Groupwork/Grouping: Whole group
Classroom Environment: Rug area and office chair good for guided reading.
Materials Needed: RRJ, book, pencil, stickies
Potential Pitfalls:
Differentiation: 

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