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)
Record concepts that are essential to the message of a text.
Quickwrite (8 min)
Write for a brief amount of time about a subject/topic.
Previewing and Predicting (10 min)
Scan the text and make predictions about subject, content, and structure.
Read 1, Speak 2, Write 3 (20 min)
Read a paragraph or two, discuss the text, and write down main ideas.
Marking a Text (25 min)
Identify and isolate essential ideas in a text.
Expanding Summary (25 min)
Write about the main ideas in a text, adding more information with each new summary.
10th Grade English Language Arts Standards
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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.