Day 2

In the Time of the Butterflies Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Understanding the Mirabal sisters

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    Students will be able to: BR[]*Conduct brief research about each of the Mirabal sisters, BR[]*Discuss how the real-life sisters might be different than Alvarez's portrayals of them, and BR[]*Present their findings to the class.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2

    Structure:

    In interviews about her writing of In the Time of the Butterflies, Alvarez has explained that while much of what she wrote about the Mirabal sisters is historically based, other elements of the characters are based on her own vision and...

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