28 September: TFA Chapters 1-3

Objective:

I can explore Big Ideas throughout Things Fall Apart, read for comprehension, and pull textual evidence to begin exploring the novel’s themes (RL 1/2).


Entry Task:

As you come into class your TFA preview work will be returned to you to complete your CCC write. Use evidence from Chinua Achebe’s obituary to answer the question: Why did Chinua Achebe write his novel Things Fall Apart?


What’s Going On:

Today we will start reading Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. We will start by answering practice quiz questions on the vocabulary we will come across in today’s reading. Then we will examine Big Ideas that we will track throughout our reading of the novel.


We will continue by reading chapters 1-3 and completing your guided reading sheet. Please know that most of these reading guides are for you to use later as you reflect on the book and analyze its themes; most of your answers I will not read, and you will earn participation points for simply keeping track of the events in the book. However, I will read through your responses to the theme analysis questions to provide you feedback and an informational grade to guide you toward our unit final.


Exit Task:

Select a quote from today’s reading to make a thematic connection by answering in detail your final two questions. Turn this in for feedback and clean up around you.