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 Learners investigate the Biblical allusions and historical references to better understand Rowlandson's narrative.
- The packet includes a list of the Biblical allusions and historical references in the narrative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
- 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