Lesson Plan

St. Lucy's Home for Girls and The Carlisle School

Compare historical events with plot events to identify allegory
Dev F.
Classroom teacher
The Global Learning Collaborative
New York, NY
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My Grades 10
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to...

synthesize key ideas from informational text and literature 

compare historical events and plot events

identify allegory

 

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 9 - 10
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Student Notes

1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER

Padlet
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Engage students with Free Write relevant to major themes in informational and literary text.

Do Now:

Imagine that you are a young child who has been told that you will be leaving your family.  You and your young siblings will be going away to a school that will help you become a successful member of the the society in which you live.  Your parents are sad to see you leave, but they truly love you and believe that sending you away to this school will be in your best interest.

 

Free Write: Explain how you would feel in this situation.

What would you be fearing? What may you be looking forward to?

Why?

Do you have positive or negative feelings toward your parents for their decision?

Explain.

 

Students will enter Free Write responses at  http://padlet.com/wall/2k209x5h8ypr

Student Instructions

Do Now:

Imagine that you are a young child who has been told that you will be leaving your family.  You and your young siblings will be going away to a school that will help you become a successful member of the the society in which you live.  Your parents are sad to see you leave, but they truly love you and believe that sending you away to this school will be in your best interest.

 

Free Write: Explain how you would feel in this situation.

What would you be fearing? What may you be looking forward to?

Why?

Do you have positive or negative feelings toward your parents for their decision?

Explain.

Record your responses at: http://padlet.com/wall/2k209x5h8ypr

 

2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION :

Have students access the allegory definition at: http://www.shmoop.com/literature-glossary/allegory.html

Have students record definition to allegory on Padlet at http://padlet.com/wall/j4vix8g7l37i

Collaborate with students to create a definition of allegory. Post definition on Google classroom.

 

Student Instructions

Read the definition for allegory at http://www.shmoop.com/literature-glossary/allegory.html

Create your own definition of allegory on Padlet at http://padlet.com/wall/j4vix8g7l37i

What similarities exist in our paraphrases of the definition of allegory?

3 GUIDED PRACTICE:

-Introduce lesson by showing cover of article and asking for noticings based on title, subtitle, and images.

http://scope.scholastic.com/resource/uploads_scope/issues/110114/pdfs/SC...

Then ask:

-What do you expect this text to be about? (the  experiences of native American children/kids dying/ kids leaving their homes)

-We are reading this article because of how it relates to St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Our focus of study for St. Lucy's has been assimilation. We will read "Would We Be Killed" through a lens that focuses on assimilation.

Ask: So far, what have been the experiences of the girls  in their attempts to assimilate?  (They have left their families/they are being civilized/they are unhappy/everything is different)

As you read, highlight/underline the parts of the text that pertain to assimilation. We will pay attention to both the causes and effects associated with assimilation.

Read Aloud/Model using document camera by reading "Would We Be Killed?" together and adding notes to the "Would We Be Killed?" portion of the interactive Venn diagram graphic organizer.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn_diagrams/

 

Student Instructions

Make observations about the text, "Would We Be Killed?"

http://scope.scholastic.com/resource/uploads_scope/issues/110114/pdfs/SC...

-What do you expect this text to be about? (the  experiences of native American children/kids dying/ kids leaving their homes)

We will read "Would We Be Killed" through a lens that focuses on assimilation.

So far, what have been the experiences of the girls in the story in their attempts to assimilate?

 

As you read, highlight/underline the parts of the text that pertain to assimilation. We will pay attention to both the causes and effects associated with assimilation.

Read Aloud: "Would We Be Killed?"

Copy notes to the "Would We Be Killed?" portion of the interactive Venn diagram graphic organizer.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn_diagrams/

4 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE :

Students will independently review/re-read  Stages One to Three of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and complete the "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" side of the interactive Venn diagram.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn_diagrams/

Student Instructions

Independently review/re-read  Stages One to Three of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and complete the "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" side of the interactive Venn diagram.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn_diagrams/

5 WRAP-UP :

Students share notes from "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" side of the interactive Venn diagram.

Turn and Talk:

What similarities exist between The Carlisle School and "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"?

Student Instructions

Share notes from "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" side of the interactive Venn diagram.

Turn and Talk:

What similarities exist between The Carlisle School and "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"?

6 EXTENSION:

Students will create a short response that answers the question: 

In what ways is "St. Lucy's home for Girls Raised by Wolves" an allegory for the forced assimilation of Native American children?

 

Be sure your response includes:

- Topic Sentence

-Three pieces of textual evidence

- Analysis that explains the allegorical nature of "St. Lucy's"

- Conclusion sentence

 

Student Instructions

Create a short response that answers the question: 

In what ways is "St. Lucy's home for Girls Raised by Wolves" an allegory for the forced assimilation of Native American children?

 

Be sure your response includes:

- Topic Sentence

-Three pieces of textual evidence

- Analysis that explains the allegorical nature of "St. Lucy's"

- Conclusion sentence