Narrative of the Captivity Close Reading

This Narrative of the Captivity Close Reading lesson plan also includes:

Model close reading, read aloud, think aloud, and text marking strategies before class members tackle Mary White Rowlandson's story of her experiences and reflections on the time spent as a captive during King Philip's War. Learners investigate the Biblical allusions and historical references to better understand Rowlandson's narrative.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • The packet includes a list of the Biblical allusions and historical references in the narrative
  • The teacher-led discussion questions are carefully crafted and scaffold for the writing assessment
  • A vocabulary exercise is included in the packet, as is a philosophical chairs activity and directions for conducting a think-aloud
Cons

  • The packet does not include the suggested PowerPoint or images of Metacomet or of King Philip's War; however, these images are easily available on the Internet