Standard: ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Learning Target: I can analyze a theme in Things Fall Apart.
Opening Session: THUGNOTES!
Work Session: Today we will continue with Things Fall Apart (I know, you’re shocked!) reading chapters 17-19. Since we are in the last couple days of reading, I’m going to ask you to just read this section on your own, and then as you finish, I want you to write a paragraph for me:
In Part II of the book, Okonkwo has been away from his clan for 7 years in exile. Do you feel that Okonkwo has changed or “learned his lesson” (if you believe he had a lesson to learn) while he was away? What do you think has happened in Umuofia while he was gone? How do you think Okonkwo will react when he returns, and how do you think his village will react to him?
Once you finish your paragraph, turn it in to the basket please!
Closing Session: Vocab review!
Assessment: Informal (paragraph check)
Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)