World Lit: Perspectives on Heritage, Day 3

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 poem and a short story for the authors’ use of literary devices to explain how specific stylistic choices support the development of tone and theme.

Opening Session: Profile: Alice Walker (she wrote the story we’re reading today)

Work Session: Today we’re continuing the story we started Friday, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. We will quickly review what happened yesterday, then finish reading the story. After we finish reading, we will complete the SIFT chart on page 85.

I also want to swing back to the poem we read on Monday and quickly reread that. Then, if we have time after doing that, we’re going to do the Venn diagram on page 86, comparing “My Mother Pieced Quilts” with “Everyday Use.” I mean, both are about quilts, right?

Keep these stories in the back of your mind, because you’ll be drawing on these sources for your second Embedded Assessment. And on that note, at this point I think it would be a good idea to unpack that assessment – let’s flip to page 107 and 108 in your text and go over the assignment and the rubric.

Closing Session: Share Out! What did you guys think of the story and poem?


Week 4

  1. Organdies
  2. Artillery
  3. Taut
  4. Homely
  5. Tottering
  6. Tacky
  7. Sidle
  8. Dingy
  9. Furtive
  10. Clabber

Assessment: Informal – SIFT chart

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Interest

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