Lesson 1 (from Part I, Pages 3-20)
The first chapter introduces us to Nicole Chung and also to her writing style. In this lesson, students will analyze Nicole Chung’s writing for how it reveals her strategies for using language to convey meaning. The tone and mood set in the opening chapters set our expectations for how Nicole Chung will us language and reveal meaning and create tension and the framework of a plot going forward. By paying close attention to the opening chapters, we can build a sense of what to expect of her as a story teller, and also of what we can expect of her characters and story.
1. Close Reading: Read the first few paragraphs, and write a short essay that analyzes the writing style. How does Nicole Chung write? What kinds of words does she use? How are her sentences structured?
2. Small Group Discussion: Ask students to work...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.2, 9-10.10, 11-12.2, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
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