Novel study for "A Year Down Yonder"

 

Site gives summary, objectives, activites ,follow-up and and enrichment assignments to use with the story. This lesson uses the book  A Year Down Yonder to connect with characters and how to write from different perspectives.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.7
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium's portrayal of the subject (e.g., how...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.5
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a...
GLE 0701.3.4
Refine strategies for editing and revising written work.
GLE 0701.4.4
Write a research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.
GLE 0801.8.1
Read and comprehend a variety of works from various forms of literature.
GLE 0801.8.4
Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
SPI 0701.3.1
Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to explain, to persuade, to entertain).
SPI 0701.3.13
Select the most appropriate format for writing a specific work-related text (i.e., instructions, directions, letters, memos, e-mails, reports).
SPI 0701.3.2
Identify the audience for which a text is written.
SPI 0701.7.5
Choose the statement that best summarizes/communicates the message presented by a medium.
TSS.ELA.7.RI.IKI.7
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of a text, analyzing each medium's portrayal of the subject.
TSS.ELA.7.RL.IKI.7
Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multi-media version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to...
TSS.ELA.7.W.PDW.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
TSS.ELA.7.W.PDW.5
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new...
TSS.ELA.7.W.RW.10
Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
 
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Learning objectives: 
  • Students will personally connect with characters.
  • As a result, they will enhance their understanding of how to write from a character's perspective.
Essential and guiding questions: 

Use the following prompts to get started:

  •     Where were you?
  •     Why were you in this new place/situation?
  •     How did you feel?
  •     What did you think, wonder, worry about?
  •     What happened?
  •     How did you adapt to the new situation?

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