Day 1

Kindred Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read "Prologue," "The River," and "The Fire."

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

"Prologue" and "The River"

In this section of Kindred, Butler gives us a glimpse of the end of the story. The reader learns that Dana has lost part of her arm. It seems it got caught, and crushed, in a wall, but there was no hole in the wall....

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