Day 1

Nervous Conditions Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read Chapters 1-2.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

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

Chapter 1

Tambu opens chapter 1 by announcing that she is not sad that her brother died in 1968. From there, the chapter moves backward in time to provide context for her brother’s death. Tambu describes how her brother hates taking the bus home from the mission school. Instead of taking...

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