American Born Chinese-Ch. 7-9 Review Lesson

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American Born Chinese-Ch. 7-9 Review Lesson

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  1. Slide 1

    • Lesson Objectives
    • Essential Question: How are each of the characters connected in the story?
    • By the end of the lesson, you will be able to:
    • Review Chapters 7-9 of ABC
    • Discuss and analyze characters, plot, and theme
    • Review vocabulary from Chapters 7-9
    • State Standard(s):
    • CC.1.3.9-10.C: Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
    • CC.1.3.9-10.H: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms themes, topics, character types, and/or other text elements from source material in a specific work.
    • CC.1.3.9-10.I: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.
    • Student Terms: Analyze characters and themes and their development throughout a story; apply new vocabulary words.
  2. Slide 2

    • Vocabulary
    • You should be able to define these terms by the end of the lesson:
    • Inferences
    • Characterization
    • Repentance
    • Impudence
    • Unmitigated
    • Pinnacle
    • Let’s review our vocab terms, class!
  3. Slide 3

    • Warm-Up
    • Are you satisfied with the end of the story? Why or why not?
  4. Slide 4

    • Chapter 7 Summary
    • The Monkey King
    • We return to the Monkey King, only this time the story doesn't pick up with Monkey—it begins with an introduction to the four monks who, in ancient times, actually became legends.
    • The fourth one, Wong Lai-Tsao, is the important one. Wong Lai-Tsao is sent on a mission. He has to deliver three packages to the west with a star to guide him. In addition, Wong Lai-Tsao will get three disciples to travel with him. So Wong Lai-Tsao starts his mission.
    • Wong Lai-Tsao finds Monkey begs him to free himself from the rocks so that he can give Wong Lai-Tsao a hand with those packages. Monkey still has a pretty big chip on his shoulder, so he yells at Wong Lai-Tsao for talking to him without addressing Monkey's supreme status.
    • Wong Lai-Tsao, as unflappable as ever, tells Monkey that he's supposed to be Wong Lai-Tsao's disciple, so he should stop being a fool and get free. Of course Monkey's practically exploding with anger because Wong Lai-Tsao hasn't even acknowledged the fact that Monkey is trapped under a mountain of really heavy rocks. But Wong Lai-Tsao's got an answer for that: he tells Monkey that Monkey's not in his true form and that returning to his true form will free him.
    • Monkey then points out that there are demons behind the monk. Wong Lai-Tsao says he knows, which is why he hopes Monkey will help him out soon. Monkey's okay with just chilling under the rock and letting the demons eat Wong Lai-Tsao. After he sees that the demons really are about to roast Wong Lai-Tsao, Monkey finally can't take it anymore and breaks out of the rocks to save Wong Lai-Tsao.
    • After he's done with them, he frees Wong Lai-Tsao, calls him master. They begin their journey together and Wong Lai-Tsao makes it a point to tell Monkey to take off his shoes. Shoes won't be necessary on this journey, he tells Monkey. So Monkey leaves with Wong Lai-Tsao as his faithful servant until the end.
  5. Slide 5

    • Quick Check
    • Use the “Say Something” strategy.
    • What can you say about this chapter? What are YOUR thoughts?
    • Make a connection
    • Make a comment
    • Ask a question
    • Clarify the meaning of something
    • Make a prediction
    • Making inferences: drawing a conclusion from a text that uses both details from the text and your own knowledge.
    • Why is it important that the Monkey King leaves his shoes behind at the end of the story? What does this symbolize?
  6. Slide 6

    • Chapter 8 Summary
    • Jin
    • Back to Jin, who's about to go on his date with Amelia. He’s trying to get Wei-Chen to do him a solid and cover for him, but Wei-Chen's not okay with the whole idea. He's not into lying. He finally comes around though.
    • Jin and Amelia are on their date. Things are a little rocky at first, but once they get to the movie theater, everything's going great.
    • In class the next day, Wei-Chen manages to get Amelia's take on the date (all good) and lets Jin know. But then he runs into Greg and he asks Jin not to go out with Amelia again. Whatever, right?
    • Well, no—you see, even though on the inside all Jin wants to do is beat Greg up, when Jin actually sees Amelia and Greg talking in the hallway, he can't get up the guts to do anything but walk away from Amelia. Which totally puzzles Amelia.
    • He then sees Suzy and she's sad because Timmy called her a chink. Jin hears Suzy's story, sees Suzy's tears, and can't help but feel something, so that's when he kisses her. Wei-Chen doesn't get why Jin kissed Suzy because they are likes brothers. And that sets Jin off. He says they're nothing alike and that—even though he doesn't even like Suzy—he thinks maybe Wei-Chen isn't good enough for Suzy. Then he punches Jin.
    • When Jin gets home, he dreams about the little old lady herbalist from Chinatown. She asks him what he would like to become, which prompts him to imagine becoming white. When we wakes up, he looks in the mirror and sees that he's now a white guy. Instead of freaking out about it though, Jin decides that a new face deserve[s] a new name. And that's how Danny is born.
  7. Slide 7

    • Quick Check
    • Use the “Say Something” strategy.
    • What can you say about this chapter? What are YOUR thoughts?
    • Make a connection
    • Make a comment
    • Ask a question
    • Clarify the meaning of something
    • Make a prediction
    • Characterization: the way the author reveals a character.
    • Explain Jin’s dream and how the author reveals Jin’s new identity. Who is Danny and how is everyone beginning to connect to each other?
  8. Slide 8

    • Chapter 9 Summary
    • Danny & Chin-Kee
    • Chin-Kee’s in the library singing and and Danny can’t stand him anymore. He drags Chin-Kee out of the library and starts to beat him up. All of a sudden, Chin-Kee rises up and starts to do some serious kung-fu on Danny. Danny's confused. Turns out, Chin-Kee was always the Monkey King and the Monkey King was always Chin-Kee. Now that the Monkey King shows himself to Danny, he changes Danny back to his true form: Jin.
    • The Monkey King introduces himself as an emissary of Tze-Yo-Tzuh and he adds that Wei-Chen is actually his son. Wei-Chen—decides to follow in his footsteps and become an emissary too. But in order to become an emissary, Wei-Chen has to pass a test of virtue. So for his test, Wei-Chen is sent to live on Earth for forty years with humans but stay free of human vice.
    • No way can he stay clear of human vices. Although he actually does pretty well. That is, until he has to lie to Jin's mother about Jin's date with Amelia. Wei-Chen tells Monkey about what he did, and Monkey freaks out.
    • Wei-Chen confirms with Monkey that Tze-Yo-Tzuh thinks humans are his coolest creation, even better than his emissaries, and then he tells Monkey that Tze-Yo-Tzuh's a fool. So he concludes that he'll live out the rest of his days on Earth purely for his own pleasure, because anything is better than being a slave to humans.
    • Monkey tells Jin that Wei-Chen no longer lets him visit, which is why Monkey visits Jin instead. Jin thinks it's because Monkey wants to punish him for Wei-Chen's failure, but Monkey insists that's not it. He says he visits Jin because he wants to become Jin's guide, to remind Jin of what's right and wrong.
    • Monkey's about to leave, but then Jin stops him and asks him about what he should do next. Monkey says something really mysterious—that basically he wishes he appreciated his monkey self a lot sooner.
    • A business card floats down from the sky though; it gives an address to a Chinese restaurant. So Jin goes to the 490 Bakery Cafe (the restaurant on the card) and sits there, waiting. Then Wei-Chen comes a long and they reconcile.
  9. Slide 9

    • Quick Check
    • Use the “Say Something” strategy.
    • What can you say about this chapter? What are YOUR thoughts?
    • Make a connection
    • Make a comment
    • Ask a question
    • Clarify the meaning of something
    • Make a prediction
    • Reflection
    • The Monkey King states that, “To find your true identity
    • within the will of Tze-Yo-Tzuh…is the highest of all
    • freedoms.” What does this mean and how does it relate
    • to the larger story of the book?
  10. Slide 10

    • Connecting the Dots
    • Chin-Kee is actually the Monkey King
    • Danny is actually Jin
    • Wei-Chen is actually the Monkey King’s son
  11. Slide 11

    • Vocabulary Review
    • Sentence example from ABC:
    • “The third was Jiang Tao, whose sermons were of such eloquence that even the bamboo wept in repentance.”
    • Vocab Word
    • Part of Speech
    • Definition
    • Synonym
    • Antonym
    • Repentance
    • pg. 134 of ABC
    • Noun
    • (noun form of repent)
    • Sincere regret or remorse about something bad or wrong that one has done.
    • guilt
    • apathy
  12. Slide 12

    • Vocabulary Review
    • Sentence example from ABC:
    • “I am sovereign ruler of Flower Fruit Mountain! Master of twelve major disciplines of kung-fu. Come closer so I can beat you for your impudence.”
    • Vocab Word
    • Part of Speech
    • Definition
    • Synonym
    • Antonym
    • Impudence
    • pg. 144 of ABC
    • Noun
    • (noun form of impudent)
    • The act of not showing proper respect to someone
    • Rudeness
    • Courteous
  13. Slide 13

    • Vocabulary Review
    • Sentence example from ABC:
    • “Ah so! Cousin Da-nee no risten, now must suffer unmitigated fury of spicy Szechuan dragon!”
    • Vocab Word
    • Part of Speech
    • Definition
    • Synonym
    • Antonym
    • Unmitigated
    • pg. 206of ABC
    • Adjective
    • Absolute; complete
    • Total
    • incomplete
  14. Slide 14

    • Vocabulary Review
    • Sentence example from ABC:
    • “Yes, Tze-Yo-Tzuh considers them the pinnacle of his creation.”
    • Vocab Word
    • Part of Speech
    • Definition
    • Synonym
    • Antonym
    • Pinnacle
    • pg. 218of ABC
    • Noun
    • The most successful point. In terms of a mountain, the peak, the highest point.
    • High point
    • Low point
  15. Slide 15

    • Remember
    • We’ve determined the true identity of each character and need to determine theme or overall lesson that the author wants us to learn about each character’s story.
    • Practice using these vocabulary terms:
    • Repentance
    • Impudence
    • Unmitigated
    • Pinnacle
    • What is the author trying to teach us by telling each of these stories?
  16. Slide 16

    • Review ObjectivesCan You Do It?
    • Review Chapters 7-9 of ABC
    • Discuss and analyze characters, plot, and theme
    • Review vocabulary from Chapters 7-9
  17. Slide 17

    • Practice using your vocabulary words in sentences and begin thinking about the overall theme of American Born Chinese.
    • Dig Deeper
  18. Slide 18

    • We’ll complete the final project and exam for American Born Chinese!
    • What’s Next?