- ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
- ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
- I can analyze the particular point of view of Things Fall Apart, a piece of literature from the Ibo culture of Africa.
- I can analyze the development of the character Okonkwo and consider how his character helps develop the overall theme of Things Fall Apart.
Opening (do as soon as independent reading ends): 10 minutes
- VOCAB QUIZ!!!!
Work Session Part 1: Reading (20 minutes)
- Find Chapters 22-25 of Things Fall Apart.
- Find your last Literary Circle Job!!
- Once everyone has their chosen job, read today’s chapters with your group.
- When you are done reading, move on to part 2.
Work Session Part 2: Working (10 minutes)
- Do your Literary Circle Job on your own. You can use classroom resources (such as a dictionary) to help you, but you do not need to talk with your classmates.
- If you finish before the rest of your group, help your other group members with their jobs. When everyone is done, move on to part 3.
Work Session Part 3: Sharing (10 minutes)
- Go around your group and share what you wrote down. Discuss what you think it means and why it is important.
- Find the small box on the page for each of your group members’ roles. Take notes over what your group member is saying in the small box.
- Make sure you understand what your group members are saying, because I might call on you to share!
Closing Session: 10 minutes
Maybe not a chapter, but… – Things Fall Apart ends with the District Commissioner saying “One could almost write a whole chapter on [Okonkwo]. Perhaps not a whole chapter but a reasonable paragraph, at any rate” (Achebe 209). Imagine you are the District Commissioner, and write the “reasonable paragraph” about Okonkwo that he would put in his book.