Reading for Dialogue and Descriptive Details
Writing PromptIn the excerpt “from Kaffir Boy,” Mark Mathabane tells his story of when he was first introduced to school. Analyze how Mathabane uses narrative elements like dialogue, monologue, and descriptive detail to bring his story to life.
Student Activities (Approximate Time 2:08)
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Critical Concepts (40 min)
Quickwrite (8 min)
Previewing and Predicting (10 min)
Read 1, Speak 2, Write 3 (20 min)
Marking a Text (25 min)
Expanding Summary (25 min)
10th Grade English Language Arts Standards
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Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents.
Literary Nonfiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to evaluate the role of syntax and diction and the effect of voice, tone, and imagery on a speech, literary essay, or other forms of literary nonfiction.