Day 5

A Small Place Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Come Home to Antigua

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Analyisis of Secondary Text

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4

    Structure:

    Break the students into small groups to review the New York Times article "Jamaica Kincaid's Antigua," by Monica Drake. (This was the previous night's HW assignment.) Have them discuss and present their answers to the class.

    Discussion questions:

    1) What is Drake's thesis? Is it the same as Kincaid's? If not, how is it different?

    2) Why did Drake want to go to Antigua with her family? Didn't A Small Place...

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