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Lesson 2


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Lesson 2

  1. 1. UNIT 2- MIGRATION STORIESLesson 2: Establishing Historical Context
  2. 2. INDEPENDENT READING Get an SSR book and read for 15 minutes. Instead of a metalog…  On page 10 of your workbooks write 2 questions that you have, based on your SSR reading.  Be sure to include all parts (Date, Title, etc.) Record your reading on page 33 of your workbook
  3. 3. WORD STUDYPrecarious  (adj) dangerously unstable, unsteady or insecure
  4. 4. WORD STUDYHumiliate  (verb) to damage someone’s dignity or pride
  5. 5. READ-ALOUD/THINK-ALOUD Strategy: Ask questions/clarify Summarize chapter #1 Reading pages 6-12 Focus on the differences between then and now Stopping points  Page 8, Paragraph 5  Will the children be involved with the issue of slavery?  Page 11, Paragraph 1  Why does the mother back away from Frances Mary?  Identify target words in context
  6. 6. CLASSROOM CONVERSATION What do you think about the lives of the Kelly family? What are some of the advantages that the Kelly’s have? What challenges could the family have in the future? What questions do you have about the family and the situation so far? Add questions to next slide.
  7. 7. 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  Why is the family so poor? –Yenissa  Where is the family going to go “in the future”? – Ethan  Why was the man so mean to Francis Mary? –Tia
  9. 9. 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 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.
  10. 10. ESTABLISHING HISTORICAL CONTEXT Findthe copyright date of A Family Apart in the front of the novel. How does the author make the time period of the novel believable? Whatare the differences between then and now?  Transportation, schools, clothing, social customs, money, jobs, etc.
  11. 11. HISTORICAL DETAILS THEN NOW 10 cents was a lot of  10 cents alone can money barely buy a piece of Top hats & canes were gum . cool  North face Handsome cab (horse jackets, beanies, “skul and buggy) ly”  Cars
  12. 12. HISTORICAL DETAILS THEN NOW 4-Cent pamphlet on  $20+ books on current Abe Lincoln politicians “urchins”  “kids” Iron-rimmed wheels  tires
  13. 13. SMALL GROUP WORK Create a story about a character who has to run an errand for a teacher in school today (the main character may be fictional or real). Work in small groups to brainstorm  Kind of errand, transportation, location, etc. Write a short story on Page 2 of your workbooks about how the errand is completed.  Include: Setting, main character, other characters, etc. Each student will write their own narrative. Underline details that show the reader that this event happened in the present.
  14. 14. CLOSUREShare Writing!Homework:  Over vacation… Ask the oldest person that you know what they might include in a historical novel based on their childhood.