(a) I can cite several pieces of text-based evidence to support my analysis of Nya's and Salva's character in A Long Walk to Water.
(b) I can analyze how Linda Sue Park develops and contrasts the points of view of Nya and Salva in A Long Walk to Water.
2. Turn to a partner and discuss what the words "citing" and "evidence" mean.
3. Find a different partner for the next part of class.
4. Unit Guiding Question: "How do culture, time, and place influence the development of identity?"
(a) Underline the terms "culture, time and place?"
(b) Culture is related to beliefs and lifestyles that a particular group of people practice.
(c) Discuss with a partner: "What are examples of how someone's culture shapes their identity?"
(d) Time here refers to the specific period in which someone lives (1980s for Salva vs present time for us today).
(e) Discuss with a partner: "What are two examples of how the time period in which someone lives shapes their identity?"
(f) Place here refers to the geographic location in which someone lives, and may include weather and climate, and access to resources, etc.
(g) Discuss with a partner: "What is one example of how the physical place in which someone lives shapes their identity?"
(h) Reread Unit Guiding Question: "How do culture, time, and place influence the development of identity?" - We will continue to think about this complex question as we learn more about Nya and Salva.
5. Gathering Evidence and Inferring about Character in chapters one and two
(a) See Gathering Evidence graphic organizer - read directions silently.
(b) First column titled "Detail/Evidence" is where you will gather quotes (textual evidence can be any words, not just dialogue) from the text.
(c) "Inference/Reasoning" is where you will write your ideas about how the text is related to the Guiding Question.
(d) Discuss with a partner: What does it mean to infer? (hint: think about the map and title of the book).
(e) Turn to page 2 of A Long Walk to Water - first two paragraphs up to "...which was why..."
(f) Look at Graphic Organizer and discuss with a partner: "Based on the example in the first row, how do you think the cited evidence from the text supports the inference?"
1. Read Chapter Three for gist.
2. Record notes in columns 1,2, and 4 in Reader's Notes.