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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