Prejudice in Tangerine
Lesson 11 of 19
Objective: SWBAT analyze how the author develops the concept of prejudice throughout the actions of the characters in the novel.
As a class, we have been reading Tangerine, by Edward Bloor. One of the topics that have recurred throughout the book is prejudice. As a class we discussed the meaning of prejudice – pre – judging someone based upon appearance, economic status, religion, culture, etc.
Students reviewed their responses to prompts from the novel, to assist in gathering examples of prejudice that took place throughout the novel. I wanted students to notice that it was a recurring topic, not just a one time occurrence.
In small groups, students brainstormed incidents of prejudice that occurred throughout the novel. We then shared as a whole class and students could add to their list of examples.
Prompt: Review your examples of prejudice occurring in the novel, Tangerine. Select four strong examples that demonstrate Prejudice. Be sure that the textual evidence supports the example. Your illustration should indicate four different events, be colorful, detailed, and neat.
If students were not done, they finished the illustration for homework. The next day, the warm-up was sharing their illustration in small groups.