Students read a short biography of Julia Alvarez (provided in the Teaching Guide), the Introduction to the Novel (provided in the Teaching Guide), and the historical context of the novel (which can be found at The Big Read: In the Time of the Butterflies).
Read Chapters 1-3.
Common Core Objectives
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an...