Teaching Point: Reading in order to draw conclusions about a person using Maritcha by
o A copy of Maritcha by Tonya Bolden
o Reading Journals
o Review with the student’s elements of a biography.
o Review how and why we draw conclusions about a person with the students.
o Read pages 5-7 of Maritcha.
Share my thoughts on Maritcha with the students.
Model how to write down my conclusions.
o Students will work in pairs reading pages 12-14. They will discuss what they’ve
learned about Maritcha and write their conclusions about her in their reading
o Students will be assigned different sections of Maritcha to read. They will
continue drawing conclusions about her life in their reading journals.
Low Group – pg. 17-19
Middle Group – pg. 20-23
High Group – 24-29
o Pick one student from each group and ask them to summarize what they learned
about Maritcha and what conclusions they made about her life.