Learning Targets • I can make inferences to deepen my understanding of Inside Out & Back Again. • I can cite evidence from the novel to explain how incidents reveal aspects of Ha’s character. • I can explain how specific word choices in the poem “Papaya Tree” create tone and help reveal meaning. • I can participate in discussions about the text with a partner, small group, and the whole class.
Text Dependent Questions #2,3,4 M1 U1 L4 “Papaya Tree” • On pages 8 and 9, stanzas4-6, we notice that the first blossom is spotted by the youngest, the small fruit by the middle brother, and Ha wants to see the ripened fruit before her oldest brother sees it. • Vows – may have heard in “church vows” – stronger than a promise – a particularly strong or serious promise. In “1975: Year of the Cat” Ha wanted to be the first to touch the floor. Her mother wanted the oldest son to “rise first to bless our house.”
4. I can infer that Ha is competitive, jealous, or a fighter, etc. She competes with her brothers and shows determination. Words like “vows,” shows her strength in her wants and needs.