Close Reading to Learn about Lyddie’s Character

Scholars work in pairs to analyze the characters, plot, and setting of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Next, they apply what they learned about the characters' feelings and motivation to perform a mini reader's theater. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide several examples to illustrate the difference between effect and affect 
  • Have individuals create a collage based on characters from the novel 
Classroom Considerations

  • This is lesson four of 20 from the consecutive Grade 7 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series
Pros

  • Offers strategies for differentiation
  • Includes a helpful close reading guide for teacher reference
Cons

  • None