Day 4

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:

    For the third day of the activity, you may wish to re-introduce the topic by modeling analysis of another sister, or using the same sister and different material from the day's reading assignment.

    Next, have small groups continue research and...

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