Day 5

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Who's Got the Protagonist?

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    To understand the concept of a protagonist and the mutability of that seemingly central idea

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1

    Structure:

    Divide the students into small groups and assign each group a character from the novel Each group will have to argue to the class that this character is the protagonist of the novel. Groups should argue for Oscar, Yunior, Lola, Belicia, Abelard, and maybe even Trujillo as the true center of the book. Give the students time to come up with arguments and then have a representative or two from each group summarize their case....

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