Daily Lessons for Teaching Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

Yoshiko Uchida
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)

Objective

Yoshiko Uchida wrote Desert Exile. The aim of this lesson is to discuss the author and her writing.

Lesson

Class Discussion: Use reference materials as needed. How old was Uchida when she began writing? What were some of her first stories when she was a child? How did her parents influence her desire to write? How did quitting teaching help her writing? What contribution did she make to Japanese American literature for children? What was her purpose in writing? What did she try to stress in her writings?

Activity: Create a chart or poster that shows these things: books Uchida wrote, genre(s) of books she wrote, awards she won for writing, and what critics said about her writing.

Assignment: Read biographical information about Yoshiko Uchida. Write the answers to these questions: Where did Yoshiko grow up? How many siblings did she have? What were her...

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