Language Objective: I will read nonfiction texts in literature circles and discuss connections and themes.
1.) Bell Work: Read The Book Thief for 15 minutes.
2.) After reading, answer the following questions:
- Summarize the main idea of your reading in one complete sentence.
- List two details that stood out to you in your reading. Cite textual evidence and use complete sentences.
- Make a connection. Compare how something in the text similar to something in your own experience or something you read or watched.
- Contrast how something in the text is different than something in your own experience or something you read or watched.
- List two questions that you had while reading. Make sure they are not answered in the text.
4.) Introduction video to Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers
5.) Read the Prologue to Behind the Beautiful Forevers first individually, then in your group, assign the following roles:
- Word Identifier: looks up and writes down definitions for unknown words
- Summarizer: summarizes the story by paragraph
- Connector: finds group connections to the story
- Theme Detective: finds themes in the text
6.) Class discussion of Behind the Beautiful Forevers
7.) Watch John Green's Vlog about Behind the Beautiful Forevers (start at 1:50)
8.) On the bottom of your Focus Notes, write a five-minute reflection for today's reading. In your reflection, think how one of the following impacts what you read about in the prologue to BtBFs:
- private property
- world poverty
How is Katherine Boo approaching this theme? How does it shape the life of the characters in BtBFs?
- Turn in your bell work and your notes on BTBFs (format your notes like the Focus Notes for "Funny in Farsi", include your summary reflection)