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Island on Bird Street Review Project
Transcript of Island on Bird Street Review Project
ELAGSE6RL6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or
speaker in a text
Elements of Story
Write a summary
Summarize the first 10 chapters.
What themes can you find so far?
Explain your reasoning.
ELAGSE6RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed
through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal
opinions or judgments.
Analyze the characters.
DISCUSS, EXPLAIN, SHOW:
Reference Direct / Indirect Characterization
Include stellar vocabulary that you found throughout your reading. (minimum of 5 words)
Connect it to your writing
ELAGSE6W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
ELAGSE6RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Find 5 words (new to you or challenging).
Quote directly from text (page number).
Give the definition & explain in your own words.
ELAGSE6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing
flexibly from a range of strategies.
a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).
c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its
precise meaning or its part of speech.
Why would your peers enjoy this book?
Give details and examples!!!
WRITE A REVIEW FOR THE BOOK SO FAR.
Title, author, and illustrations should be included throughout the presentation.
The Roots of Knowledge
Review & Application Novel Activity.
The Island on Bird Street.
Use Your Checklist to Stay on Track!
Create a PLOT DIAGRAM for the story so far.
Detail the three parts of the exposition.
What events have taken place in the rising action?
What is the MAIN conflict?
ELAGSE6RL3: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of
episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a
ELAGSE6RL7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem
to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including
contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive
when they listen or watch.
Compare the beginning of the movie with the start of the book. Use your compare and contrast skills and think about WHY the movie opening might be different than the early chapters of the book.
Find 5 examples of Literary Devices in the book.
Quote the example correctly.
Explain what the author MEANS, what device he used, and how using a literary device made the story better.
RL.6.4 I can think and talk about the effects that specific words have on the meaning or tone of a story.
Select TWO Activities
May be completed with a partner.
Note: each student must add link/work to their own assignment.
News Flash! Students create news headlines of the Holocaust.
People are People. Students compare groups that have been treated with prejudice.
Deliberate Acts of Kindness. Students recognize and honor the kind acts of Holocaust liberators and rescuers, cultivate their ability to do kind acts, and realize the importance of those acts to others.