UNIT 2- MIGRATION STORIESLesson 1: What Makes a Historical Novel?
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
WORD STUDYOrphan (noun) a child without parents
WORD STUDYSepia (noun) a reddish brown pigment
WORD STUDYAnniversary (noun) an annual observation of an important event
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.
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?
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?
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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?