Students will revamp higher order thinking questions (2 questions for each chapter read in The Dairy of a Part-time Indian; total of 60 questions).
They will receive a questioning stem starter to help to create higher order thinking questions. Students will then use these questions to ask peers as they that take upon the role of a given character in the novel (debate-rotations).
Lesson: Coping With Death and Grieving
In the chapter read for homework, Junior learns of the death of Eugene, a close family friend just a few days after his Grandmother’s death. In less than a year, Junior has already experienced three deaths.
Discuss death, the grieving process, and Junior’s suicidal thoughts. How are we expected to grieve? Is this different in other cultures? Is there a right way or a wrong way? How does Junior cope?
Journal entry 11
Daily Homework: HW: In Like a Lion p. 179 – 196 and “Rowdy and I Have a Long and Serious Discussion About Basketball” (p. 197 – 198)
What is theme power point and notes
Introduce weekly vocabulary- Context clues
Analogies: theme is like. . .
Journal entry 12
Daily Homework: HW: Read “Because Russian Guys Are Not Always Geniuses” (p.199 – 213) and “Remembering” (p.214 – 218)
Lesson: The Effects of Alcohol on the Individual and Society
In today’s reading Junior’s sister Mary dies in an alcohol related tragedy. This is the third death in the novel that has been related to alcohol. Using the poem “Spirit in Me”, by Native American poet Esther G. Belin, students will be broken off into groups and handed an envelope with the lines of the Belin poem cut into strips. Students will create a found poem, blending some of the lines from the Belin poem with lines from this chapter of A.T.D.P.T.I.
Students will be given time in class to work on completing the final project for this unit
Lesson: Gender Roles
The preceding chapter ended with a graphic of Junior and Rowdy holding hands and jumping into the lake together. The caption underneath reads: “Boys can hold hands until they turn nine.” How have gender roles and corresponding expectations presented themselves throughout the novel?
Vocabulary – Image Match-up
ATDPI Final Project- Student Work on presentations in computer lab.
Daily Homework: Talking About Turtles (p.219 - 230)