A Long Walk to Water: Lesson17 unit2

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7th Grade ELA Module 1 Unit 2

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A Long Walk to Water: Lesson17 unit2

  1. 1. DO NOW Take out ESSAY and PLANS: All should be complete to hand in Vocabulary 1. What do “fictionalized” and “depicted” remind you of? What do they mean? 2. Rewrite the sentence in your own words
  2. 2. A Long Walk to Water Learning Objectives I can plan and write a two voice poem that compares and contrasts how Salva and Nya survived in the challenging environment of South Sudan. I can gather evidence from A Long Walk to Water for my two voice poem.
  3. 3. A Long Walk to Water Dictionary Work Vocabulary Copy into back of notebook • fiction: • fictionalized: It is the opposite of: _________________.
  4. 4. A Long Walk to Water Dictionary Work Vocabulary Copy into back of notebook • depict: (Think “picture”) Latin word “pict” = paint
  5. 5. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing New Writing Task! • Will complete essay after I’ve read them • Prepare for something more creative! • You get to teach others about Nya and Salva
  6. 6. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing With a shoulder partner: • What is one thing your have learned in this module that you think is important for other teens to know?
  7. 7. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Reading a poem in two-voices • First, listen as I read it aloud to you • Turn to your shoulder partner • One will read Uncle Jewiir • One will read Nya’s Uncle • Both read “Both” • Read aloud to each other
  8. 8. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Look at the Model Poem: • Is the middle column a comparison or a contrast?
  9. 9. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Look at the Performance Task Prompt… 1. Listen as I read it to you 2. Underline the main aspects of the task
  10. 10. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing With a shoulder partner: • How will a two-voice poem allow you to compare and contrast Salva and Nya? • How will you use the novel and articles we’ve read?
  11. 11. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing To write this poem: 1. You will need a FOCUS 2. You will need a PURPOSE * Let’s look at the Prompt again
  12. 12. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing What will you need? 1. Your Survival Anchor Chart 2. Your book 3. The articles we’ve read (“Time Trip,” and the Washington Post articles)
  13. 13. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Historical Facts that connect to Nya (articles) Evidence from Nya’s story on survival (book) Factor that allowed survival (chart) Evidence from Salva’s story on survival (book) Historical Facts that connect to Salva (articles)
  14. 14. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Historical Facts that connect to Nya (articles) Evidence from Nya’s story on survival (book) Factor that allowed survival (chart) Aid organizations Evidence from Salva’s story on survival (book) Historical Facts that connect to Salva (articles)
  15. 15. Poetry Writing Historical Facts that connect to Nya (articles) Evidence from Nya’s story on survival (book) Factor that allowed survival (chart) Villages can’t drill a borehole well on their own because they don’t have expertise or equipment. A borehole well is a well that goes down hundreds of feet to an aquifer. Water for South Sudan, drilled a well in Nya’s village. Aid organizations Water for South Sudan believes that by working with villagers to help htem, they will make it possible for the villagers to improve their own lives in many ways. (waterfor southsudan) The well would make life better: she would not get sick from dirty water like her sister, and she would be able to go to school. When Nya found out a school would be built, “She felt as if she were flying.” (104) Evidence from Salva’s story on survival (book) Historical Facts that connect to Salva (articles)
  16. 16. Poetry Writing Historical Facts that connect to Nya (articles) Evidence from Nya’s story on survival (book) Factor that allowed survival (chart) Evidence from Salva’s story on survival (book) Historical Facts that connect to Salva (articles) Villages can’t drill a borehole well on their own because they don’t have expertise or equipment. A borehole well is a well that goes down hundreds of feet to an aquifer. Water for South Sudan, drilled a well in Nya’s village. Aid organizations Salva lived for a number of years in refugee camps in Kenya that were run by aid organizations. Many other boys, like Salva, fled the flighting in Sudan and ended up in refugee camps. Many of them were helped by aid organizations to resettle in the U.S. Water for South Sudan believes that by working with villagers to help htem, they will make it possible for the villagers to improve their own lives in many ways. (waterfor southsudan) The well would make life better: she would not get sick from dirty water like her sister, and she would be able to go to school. When Nya found out a school would be built, “She felt as if she were flying.” (104) He learned English from a worker named Michael. An aid organization helped him resettle in the U.S. (Author’s Note)
  17. 17. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Your turn…10 minutes! • Use your resources to fill in Nya’s first • Choose one survival factor • Fill in the historical facts • Fill in the evidence from the book
  18. 18. A Long Walk to Water Poetry Writing Turn and Talk… • Compare and contrast the essay and the poem
  19. 19. A Long Walk to Water Homework Read the “Author’s Note” • At the end of the book • Complete the vocabulary worksheet

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