Day 3

Nervous Conditions Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read Chapters 4-5.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

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 4

In Chapter 4, Tambu makes the long drive to Babamukuru’s house. During the drive, she imagines a transformation, becoming a new self, a better self. She thinks about what she will miss about home, but mostly she feels optimistic about her future. This optimism fades when she...

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