Language Objective: Students will read and discuss "Just Another Soldier" and apply its sequencing structure in their own personal narratives.
- Bell Work: Read for 15 minutes. Why do you think the author of your book is writing it? Write for five minutes on what you think the author of your book wants their readers to get out of the book and about who their intended target audience might be.
- Read "Just Another Soldier" by Jason Hartley: Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3
- Answer the following questions on "Just Another Soldier" (Submit these with your bell work):
2.) Who is the narrator of this story and what part does he take in the story?
3.) What circumstances lead up to the family getting killed?
4.) What is the tragic irony the narrator mentions (see bottom of p.93)?
5.) Why do you think the narrator is writing this story?
4. Second draft reading: read the story again. This time, identify one main idea for each paragraph. Annotate your text with your main ideas.
5. View Sequencing Handout. In your groups, highlight which sequencing words are used through the story in your text.
6. Exit Slip: What is an event that you did NOT expect to change your life. Write for five minutes about this event, the details you recall before, during and after the event and how it changed your life. Submit this with your bell work
Turn in your bell work, questions on Just Another Soldier and exit slip on an event that you did not expect to change your life. This will be the topic for the personal narrative you will be writing this quarter.
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