Reading for Dialogue and Descriptive Details

Students will read an excerpt from Mark Mathabane's autobiography, Kaffir Boy, in order to learn about narrative elements like dialogue, descriptive details, and monologue.

By Mr. LeMaster
September 19, 2012
10th Grade English

Writing Prompt

In 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.
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Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

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