Day 1

A Small Place Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Reading Habits

    Kind of Activity:



    Begin habit of keeping research/proper name log

    Common Core Standards:



    Jamaica Kincaid refers to many people, places, and historical events in A Small Place. Part of reading a work of nonfiction is keeping track of references. Ask students to begin a notebook section or running computer document of definitions and references. This can lead to a discussion of valid and appropriate sources. Teach students to double-check a wikipedia source by looking at the References section.

    In this first section, these include:

    Prime Minister Vere Cornwall

    The Antiguan Earthquake of 1974


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