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Red Scarf Girl Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Review the novel 'Red Scarf Girl' with your students with this lesson plan. Students will use two text lessons to summarize the novel, identify themes, analyze characters and understand quotes, then put concepts to work in a fun activity. Quizzes are provided to check understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
  • identify theme in Red Scarf Girl
  • analyze characters in Red Scarf Girl
  • discuss quotes in Red Scarf Girl

Length

1 hour for lesson plus time for activity

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Communist Party
  • Cultural Revolution

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

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