Seedfolks Paul Fleischman. Who Am I? How Do I See Other People?. Overview of the Unit. Prior Knowledge: In 6 th grade, the student participates in a significant unit on immigration (the kids participate in a 1-day reenactment as a child arriving to Ellis Island)
Who Am I?
How Do I See Other People?
The students will…
Learning Target: I can…“anticipate” or explore some of the discussable and/or debatable issues related to the text.
Directions: In your journals…
7. There’s very little hope that people of different cultures, ethnic groups, and/or religions can ever become one harmonious community. Agree_____Disagree_____...because_____
8. People who are different should try to fit in with the norm or majority for the sake of everyone getting along. Agree_____Disagree_____...because_____
9. Because of the state of the economy, it’s time the U.S. closes its borders to immigrants. Agree______Disagree______...because_____
10. I believe “we need to get along with everyone.” Agree_____Disagree_____....because_____
Special statement of the day:
11. Brittany’s world tour approach to diversity “it’s not wrong, it’s just different” could help me be more tolerant. Agree_____Disagree_____...because_____
During reading the student will…
After reading the novel/text, the student will …
Chapters 1 and 2
Learning Target: I can…
-begin reading Seedfolks
-participate in stations and beginning of the year formative assessments (review of elements of fiction, SWBS, and leveled questions)
Choose one of the following vocabulary words to spellcorrectly and be able to write a definition for:
3. Write down both questions – leave enough space for your answer
4. Answer both questions in complete sentences.
1. Write the character’s name in the center of the circle.
2. Add 4-5 legs to the circle (looks like a spider)
3. Some of the characterization parts you may want to include:
Somebody (character) |Wanted (plot) |But (conflict) |So (resolution)
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Personification: a literary device in which an author gives human qualities/traits to nonhuman objects.
“An icy wind teetered trash cans and turned my cheeks to marble.” (page 2)
1. What is being personified?
2. What does this reveal about the narrator’s feelings?
Simile: a figure of speech in which two unlike objects are being compared using the words “like” or “as.”
“It’s like a cheap hotel—you stay until you’ve got enough money to leave.” (page 5)
2. Why is this a good comparison to Ana and Kim’s neighborhood?
Asking questions is a superb way to learn more and to learn it more quickly. To increase your knowledge during a learning experience, ask yourself questions before, during and after the experience.
Level One Questions
Level Two Questions
Level Three Questions
1. Kim misses her father, and her feelings of grief and loss motivate her actions to do something special. Write about someone in your life who has inspired you to do something you have never tried or done before.
*setting – Where does this story take place?
*title and author
*character description – Who are these people?