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Lesson 1

  1. 1. UNIT 2- MIGRATION STORIESLesson 1: What Makes a Historical Novel?
  2. 2. INDEPENDENT READING Get an SSR book and read for 15 minutes. What is the genre of the independent book you are reading? Record your reading on page 33 of your workbook
  3. 3. WORD STUDYOrphan  (noun) a child without parents
  4. 4. WORD STUDYSepia  (noun) a reddish brown pigment
  5. 5. WORD STUDYAnniversary  (noun) an annual observation of an important event
  6. 6. UNIT INTRODUCTION What kind of reading do you do in your social studies classes? Does it require different reading skills than other types of reading? Social scientists are interested in the 5 Ws…  Who, what, where, when, why/how? Social scientists also focus on…  Graphs, charts, statistics, eye witness accounts, narratives, and essays.
  7. 7. A FAMILY APART Look at the front cover  What time period do you think the novel is set in?  What characters are included? Read the back cover  Does this match what you discovered from the cover?  How does this add information about the novel? About the author  What new information is presented?  Why did Dixon write the novel? Read the excerpt from page 1  What is the purpose of this page? Read “A Note From the Author”  Why might this page have been included?
  8. 8. READ-ALOUD/THINK-ALOUD Strategy: Questioning Turn to Chapter 1, Page 1 in A Family Apart Look for the target words Stopping Points:  Page 2, Paragraph 8  Where is the novel set?  Bottom of page 4  How many generations are there in this family? After Reading  What has been revealed about the Kelly Family?  Where does the Kelly family live?  How many members are there in the family?  Who is missing from the family?
  9. 9. CLASSROOM CONVERSATION Is there anything confusing about what we have read so far? Usethe text, cover and reading to help each other answer your questions. Remember: Every author, observer and point of view has their limitations.
  10. 10. QUESTIONS ABOUT: A FAMILY APART Student Responses:  Who was the man that gave the book/combs to Frances? –Aris  Do we know their names? –Nielah  What is the main characters name? -Nyesha
  12. 12. HISTORICAL FICTION What is a genre? Whatdoes the genre “Historical Fiction” imply? What are the differences between history and fiction? How could a story be both?
  13. 13. FEATURES OF HISTORICAL FICTION Student Responses:  Based on a particular time period. –Tia  Real events. –Donquell  Characters don’t need to be real. –Yenissa  Uses elements from specific time periods. –Kereston
  14. 14. FEATURES OF HISTORICAL FICTION It’s a narrative, a story. The setting is in a real time or place of the past. Plot or action may include a significant event from the past. Characters may include real people who made important contributions to the culture or time period in which the novel is set. Real and fictional events are woven together.
  15. 15. CLOSURE Turn to page 3 in your workbooks Read the introduction  together, independently, volunteer? QUICK WRITE in workbook page 4 12/20/12  Why do people move?  Why do they leave one home to move to another?  What challenges/opportunities do people experience when they move?  What is difficult about moving?  What is exciting about moving?