Daily Lessons for Teaching The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Lesson 1

Objective: Chapter 1, And You Wonder Why We Get Called the Weird Watsons This scene sets the stage for the rest of the book. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing happening in this scene and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.

1) Class Writing Activity: Read aloud with the class the part where Momma talks about how much she hates and fears the cold in Michigan. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe Momma will get over her hatred of the cold? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.

2) Group Activity: Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters from this chapter. Have each group write a prediction about...

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