Unit: Lyddie (Laura Rheinheimer - Cohort 9 Brandeis)

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Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson. This book takes place during the Industrial Revolution, when a young girl needs to go off to work in a textile factory after the family loses its farm. There, she encounters numerous hardships and struggles with what it means to be free.

Lessons

Lyddie - Big Ideas and Essential Questions

This will show the overview of the literary unit.

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Pre-reading for Lyddie

To ignite prior knowledge about the Industrial Revolution, child labor, and Katherine Paterson

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Lyddie Chapters 1 - 2

Knowledge Outcomes: Content knowledge students should gain? Students should know what happens in Ch 1-2 of the novel Skill Outcomes: What skills do you intend for students to learn or practice? Students should be able to interpret the events of the story and relate them to what they might symbolize

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Lyddie Chapters 2 - 4

Knowledge Outcomes: Content knowledge students should gain? Students should know what happens in these chapters They should understand that Lyddie was hired out to the inn by her mother Students should know the context in which this happened (Industrial Revolution) Skill Outcomes: What skills do you intend for students to learn or practice? Students should know how to broaden their definitions of slavery and freedom Students should know how to compare traditional views of slavery to Lyddie Students should think about how industry affected the Worthen family

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Lyddie Chapters 5 - 6

Students should know what happens in the story. Students should know how to explore the definitions of slavery and freedom, and apply these definitions to the characters: Lyddie and Ezekiel. Students will answer a reader response question that will relate to the big ideas of the chapter.

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Lyddie Chapters 7 - 8

Students should know what happens in the story. Students should know how to explore the definitions of slavery and freedom, and apply these definitions to the characters: Lyddie and her working conditions. Students will answer a reader response question that will relate to the big ideas of the chapter.

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Lyddie Chapters 9 - 10

Students should know what happens in the story and answer questions in the reader response journal.

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Lyddie Chapters 11 - 12

Students should know what happens in these chapters They should understand that Lyddie has grown in her thinking, but some things remain the same: wanting to recreate "home" Students should know the context in which this happened (Industrial Revolution)

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Lyddie Chapter 13

Students should know what happens in the story. Students should see how Lyddie is becoming more machine-like as she's becoming more efficient. Students should be grappling with concepts of slavery and freedom, and should think about what aspects of Lyddie's circumstance is freedom, and which aspects are slavery. Students should know how to explore the definitions of slavery and freedom, and apply these definitions to the characters: Lyddie and her working conditions. Students should be able to interpret character development (how is Lyddie changing?) using text Students should be able to track changes of the main character

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Lyddie Chapter 14

Students will know what happens in the story: Amelia is going to leave because she's tired of the factory life Lyddie is considered Marsden's best worker, and is given a new Irish girl to (begrudgingly) train Luke Stevens visits, with Ezekiel's loan repayment and bad/good news Lyddie writes to her mother to see if she can now pay off the debt, and puts $1 in She is later shocked that once she handed over all of her money to a stranger, and now can hardly give a dollar to her own mother Students will be able to transfer their social studies learning to the novel's description of immigrant populations in Lowell. Students will know how to track character development (how Lyddie has changed over time)

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Lyddie Chapters 15 - 16

Students will know what happens in the story. Ch 15 Lyddie thinks she can pay off the debt, when her uncle shows up telling her they will sell the farm. Rachel arrives with uncle Judah Lyddie offers help to Brigid Ch 16 Lyddie spends money buying clothes for Rachel Mr. Marsden puts his hands on Lyddie, she reacts, feverishly, by kicking him Diana, Rachel and Mrs. Bedlow take care of Lyddie

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Lyddie Chapter 17

Students will know what happens in these chapters. Students will know that Lyddie is breaking down, mentally and physically

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Lyddie Chapter 18

Knowledge Outcomes: Students will know that: Charlie comes to visit, and get Rachel to come live with his new family Lyddie lets Rachel go for selfless reasons Lyddie learns that the farm will be sold, breaking her hope to reunite the family Luke Stevens sent Lyddie a letter saying that they bought the farm, and asking for Lyddie to marry him. Lyddie is insulted by this, and says she can't be bought (she might think of this as slavery) Lyddie contemplates her situation and its parallels to slavery

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Lyddie Chapters 19 - 20

Students will know what happens in the story: Chapter 19* Lyddie feels loneliness in her heart like a physical pain. Work drags on and she realizes that she no longer has a purpose in life. Having lost her family, Lyddie has only her work. Lyddie declares that she is finally ready to sign the petition, only to be told that she is too late. Lyddie feels that she has been too late in all her endeavors—from keeping her family together to joining the movement. Diana confides that she is leaving the factory because she is pregnant. She is determined to leave before her condition brings shame on the association. Chapter 20 Lyddie slips into Diana's role at the factory--she trains new girls and teaches Brigid how to read Charlie writes to say all is well, and tells her to reply to Luke Stevens' letter. A letter informs Lyddie that her mother is dead Lyddie protects Lyddie from Mr. Marsden's advances by dumping a bucket of water on his head

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Lyddie Chapter 21

Knowledge Outcomes: Students will know what happens in the story. Lyddie is called into the agent's office because Marsden reported her as a trouble-maker. Lyddie denies the charges and asks to be informed of the complaints. She is told the matter is one of "moral turpitude" and she can't respond because she doesn't know the meaning of the word. Lyddie is dismissed without a certificate of honorable discharge, therefore she won't be able to work at any of the other mills Skill Outcomes: Students will know how to make predictions based on textual evidence Students will know how to imagine themselves in the place of the character

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Lyddie Chapter 22

Knowledge Outcomes: Students will know what happens in the story. Chapter 22. Lyddie feels that the bear—the symbol of all the obstacles in her life—has won. She withdraws her $243.87 savings from the bank. Then she buys another copy of Oliver Twist for Rachel and a dictionary for herself. When she learns the meaning of moral turpitude, she is outraged and runs to Brigid’s home. She tells Brigid of her own dismissal and of a letter she has written to Marsden warning him of the consequences should he decide to dismiss Brigid as well. That evening, she waits for Marsden to leave work and steps out of the shadows to confront him. The next day, Lyddie takes a stage to Boston and looks up her old friend Diana, hoping to be of some help to her. But Diana is happily settled with a widowed shopkeeper and her daughter as she awaits the birth of her child. Lyddie is happy at Diana’s happiness but cries in despair most of the way home to Vermont. Skill Outcomes: Students will be able to analyze the events in a novel. Students will be able to interpret metaphors in the text Students will be able to compare and contrast different parts of a story

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Lyddie Chapter 23

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

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Lyddie Letters Resources: 1

Students will use what they read throughout the novel to respond to a letter after the novel has concluded. Students will explore what Jewish texts might have to say about slavery and freedom. The teacher should preface these before explaining the letters. Otherwise, they will seem contrived.

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