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Decoding "Inside Out & Back Again"
Learning Target: I can analyze and discuss "Inside out & back again"

Do Now/Review:​ Use textual evidence to support your response

(1) How has ha's life turned inside out?

(2) how has ha's life turned back again?​


Write a poem with an alternate ending to the book.

Follow the structure and format Thahanna Lai uses...
Learning Targets:
I can make a claim about how the lives of refugees turn “inside out” when they flee home, using the strongest evidence I have collected from both the novel and informational text.
I can cite where I found my evidence.
Turn to page 93 in your workbooks
*How do the lives of refugees turn ‘inside out’ as they flee and find home?
Take out your fleeing/finding home anchor chart and your inside out and back again anchor charts.

Essay prompt:
You will analyze how the meaning of the novel’s title, Inside Out & Back Again, relates to the universal refugee experience of fleeing and finding home and how this experience is revealed in Ha’s

Fleeing and finding home is a physical process
in which refugees leave their country and move to a new one, whereas
“inside out” and “back again” are more psychological and emotional processes

that refugees go through as they leave everything they know behind and try to adapt to life in a new country.
Turn to page 67 in you workbooks. We will be looking closely at body paragraph 1.
You are going to use the evidence collected on the Inside Out and Back Again anchor charts, along with any other evidence from the informational texts and the novel that you think is relevant, to identify connections between pieces of evidence. This will help you make claims to answer the two questions, which will form the basis of the first and second body paragraphs of your essay
Do now: Look at your refugee articles and share them with your table. Highlight any information you believe might be able useful in your essay.
TITLE: Body paragraph 1 & 2
*What is this first body paragraph of the model about? What are the main ideas the writer is trying to communicate?
* What evidence has the writer used to support her claims?
Learning Target:
I can cite text-based evidence that provides the strongest support for my analysis of literary text.

Do now: Why do we make citations?

Title: "Back Again" graphic organizer-
STEP 1-Finding details:
Choose (2) quotes from the book. Look at your back again anchor chart.
Choose (1) quote from the article for your back again anchor chart

STEP 2- Connecting the details: Explain the importance of each quote.

STEP 3- Explain how each of your explanations and0 quotes are connected.

STEP 4- Make a claim
Look on page 67 at the model essay we read aloud (Last line paragraph 2)
Turn to page 96 in your workbooks. Complete all pages of that activity to the best of your ability.
How do the lives of refugees turn ‘back again’ as they find a new home?

Turn to page 94 in your workbooks.
Learning Targets:
I can complete an essay planner.
Do now: What does an introduction paragraph do?
What does an introduction paragraph include?
Title: Essay planner
The introductory paragraph has two components.

1- Introduce your central claim (thesis statement).

2- You then provide brief background to describe Ha’s character before she had to flee Vietnam.

This context is important so that in your body paragraphs of your essay, you can explain how
Ha’s experience is a specific example of the universal refugee experience of being turned “inside out” and then “back again.”
What is the purpose of a concluding paragraph?
Citations ?
Cite means to list where you found the evidence so that you can support your claims and make them stronger. First you list the author’s last name, then the page number.
The conclusion is at the end of a piece of writing and restates the point the author is trying to make, summarizes the main points, and leaves the reader with a final thought.
The thesis statement tells the reader what the essay will be about, what point you will be making, and the
evidence you will be using to support your claims

-Who Ha is before she flees her home
-How refugees turn “inside out”
-How refugees turn “back again” as they flee and find home

* What point are you going to make in your essay with these claims?
Turn to page 100-101 Complete the evidence based claim organizer. Focusing on " Who is Ha before she flees her home"
An analytical essay means you will need to present some type of argument, or claim, about what you are analyzing.
Analysis (Detective)
Breakdown Investigate
Essay will be organized in the following format

Body paragraph 1:

Body paragraph 2:

Do now: Please review your essay prompt note any questions you have about completing this essay.

Analyze how the meaning of the novel’s title, Inside Out & Back Again, relates to the universal refugee experience of fleeing and finding home and how this experience is revealed in Ha’s story.
You main focus is to answer the following:
How refugees turn “back again” as they find home
Turn to page 98. You are completeing body paragraph 2 in your workbooks.
Use your "back again" evidence claims graphic organizer to assist you.
Learning Target: I can write a strong introduction paragraph.

Do Now: What is an analytical essay ?
Use the key word
what does that word mean?

Comments, and background
Thesis Statement
Title: Introduction
Learning Target: I can develop a strong concluding paragraph

Do Now: What is needed in a concluding paragraph?

Title: Conclusion
The conclusion is at the end of a piece of writing and restates the point the author is trying to make, summarizes the main points, and leaves the reader with a final thought.
Learning target:
I can plan and prepare for my first draft

Do now: In sentence format explain what is your essay will be about-

Title: First draft
In your notebook list step-by-step everything that should go in the following... (i.e topic sentence, claim)
-body paragraph 1
-body paragraph 2
Learning Target: I can develop a strong outline for my essay

Do now: Explain what the criteria/expectations for this essay are. What has to be included in this essay?

Introduction should have ...

Body paragraphs should have...

Conclusion should have...

Fill in the blanks of what belong in each paragraph (e.x claim, topic sentence)
You will be working on your outlines today.

Use all the handouts, workbook pages and your noted to help you complete it.

1st draft due on Monday! Follow all criteria and your checklist.
Learning Target: I can complete peer evaluations

Do now: Write down the challenges you had with your essay.

You will be completing peer evaluation sheets. Switch papers with the people at your table.

Learning Target: I can interpret a rubric.
Do now: Please fill out what words might be in the head of a refugee. You can draw a face or just a word bubble.

Today you will be working on analyzing your rubrics. The goal by your final essay is to get a (4). You must first understand the criteria to achieve that grade.

Your essay must discuss the following:

The universal refugee experience
Brief background on Ha before she flees Vietnam
Discuss "Inside Out"
Discuss "Back Again"
LT: I can proof-read and revise my 1st draft.

Do Now:
Use your notes from yesterday, and the rubric on your table to sum up how you can receive a (4) on your essay.
Common errors
-Strong intro/conclusion
T: Topic sentence
E: Explain/analysis
S: Sum it up/ explain relevance
x3 + C


T.E.E.S x 3 + C
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