The Joy Luck Club: The Plot Unfolds

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Map the most important events and turning points from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. After a group discussion from the previous instructional activity's homework assignment, kids create a timeline to chart the important events from the novel with passages that represent each event. They then write about the structure of the novel, including multiple narrators and integrated stories, and decide if the format is effective. They finish reading the novel for homework and think about the forces that motivate each character.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Great for a block period class or for several shorter class periods
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Pros

  • Strong way to end the novel; includes both big picture ideas and detailed analysis
  • Comes with all necessary materials in an attached zip file
Cons

  • None