Objective: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 A Girl Named Disaster is a long book with a number of intertwining story lines, characters, and plot twists. Following these can be difficult when coupled with the African dialogue. The objective of this lesson will be to create a plot map of sorts so that following the rest of the book will be easier and more enjoyable.
1) Discuss some different ways of mapping the plot. Open the plot for discussion and take ideas and suggestions from class members. Choose the way you wish to map the plot in the classroom, and then have students choose the way that will help them the most. Checking on this assignment will be a continual process.
2) Review each character in the first 2 chapters. Have the students identify each character named and classify them as the protagonist, a main character, a minor character, a foil, etc.
3) Have a...
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