Day 5

Ceremony Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Timeline for Ceremony

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    Students will analyze time in the novel and create a linear timeline.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3

    Structure:

    Throughout the novel, Silko uses nonlinear storytelling to relate different plot lines as well as the events of Tayo’s life and memory. Time plays an important role in the novel, especially as Tayo enters the phase of doing the ceremony. . In this activity, students will create two timelines using software like Capzles (http://www.capzles.com) or Dipity (http://www.dipity.com).

    First, divide the class into small groups and instruct students to...

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