Day 2

The Chosen Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Jewish Culture Glossary

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    To understand the strong role of Jewish culture in the novel

    Common Core Standards:



    Understanding Jewish culture is important for understanding and analyzing The Chosen. Potok allows his narrator and characters to use a wide variety of vocabulary specific to Jewish culture. This activity is designed to help students deepen their understanding of Jewish culture.

    You’ll need to advise students during this activity in a computer lab. As a class, make a list on the board of all the Hebrew/Aramaic/Yiddish terms that appear in Book One of The Chosen. Many of these...

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