UNIT 2- MIGRATION STORIESLesson 2: Establishing Historical Context
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
WORD STUDYPrecarious (adj) dangerously unstable, unsteady or insecure
WORD STUDYHumiliate (verb) to damage someone’s dignity or pride
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
HISTORICAL DETAILS THEN NOW 4-Cent pamphlet on $20+ books on current Abe Lincoln politicians “urchins” “kids” Iron-rimmed wheels tires
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.
CLOSUREShare Writing!Homework: Over vacation… Ask the oldest person that you know what they might include in a historical novel based on their childhood.