Pgs. 1-4: Reading comprehension questions & vocab
Pg. 3: Post-reading extended response
Pg. 5: Identity mini-lesson & short writing activity
Pg. 6: Plotline graphic organizer
Pg. 7: Character graphic organizer
Pg. 8: Story Review Form
Pg. 9: Key
> 30 reading comprehension questions
> Three types of questions:
- Short Response (complete sentences not required)
- Complete Response (complete sentences required)
> Some questions are 'no wrong answer' or sketch style responses - to encourage independent thinking and creative engagement.
> Story review form AND plotline graphic organizer are career-long re-usables (can be reused with no changes for stories, books, film, and epic poetry).
> Teacher may want to use the identity mini-lesson & short writing activity prior to reading the story. It can be used as a starting point for a variety of self-reflection activities having to do with identity.
> Provides definitions & detailed examples of: ethnicity, nationality, culture, and, race.
> Use to provide or clarify background knowledge 1-2 weeks before reading.
> Use it to deep dive into characters' identities when it is a story/book/play/film/poem theme.
During or post-reading...
> Use it to compare characters' self-identity to how they are treated by others characters. Use it to consider how & why a character identifies themselves. (Example questions: If a character's nationality is Peruvian, is it "wrong" if other characters assume their race to be Mexican? How much does the protagonist care how they are identified by others? In this story, should the protagonist correct others or would that make situation X worse? What seems to carry the most weight in the protagonist's self-identity -- their ethnicity, nationality, culture, or, race?)
> The mini-lesson is a career-long reusable.
> Themes: racial profiling, immigrant experience, xenophobia