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1 December: Station Eleven 1-3

Objective:

I can determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to develop my own ideas around the two themes to determine my own beliefs (RL 2).


Entry Task:

As you come into class, please grab a packet from the front table and take out your copy of Station Eleven. Consider the following questions and be prepared to share:

  • When was the last time you read a book?

  • What do you find enjoyable about reading a book or why do you think so many people enjoy reading a book?

  • What do you find challenging about reading a book?


What’s Going On:

Today we will begin reading Station Eleven together. As we read, you will have guided reading questions to help you keep track of the plot and the characters. My expectation is that you do not have your phone out at any point during our reading; read along with your copy of the book or work on provided coloring pages on days we are listening if this helps you to focus.


After reading, we will revisit our big ideas to make connections to today’s reading. The quote connection page we will discuss tomorrow.


Exit Task:

This book will be challenging because it has a nonlinear timeline, meaning we will be jumping back and forth between multiple time periods throughout the novel. To help us keep track of this, we will work together to create a timeline as we read. Work with the class to brainstorm important events from today’s reading to plot on our timeline.


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