American Born Chinese-Ch. 7-9 Review Lesson-Part 1
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- 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.
- You should be able to define these terms by the end of the lesson:
- Let’s review our vocab terms, class!
- Are you satisfied with the end of the story? Why or why not?
- 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 monk, Wong Lai-Tsao, is the important one. He is sent on a mission, guided by a star, to deliver three packages to the west. Wong Lai-Tsao will get three disciples to travel with him.
- Wong Lai-Tsao finds the Monkey King, who begs Wong Lai-Tsao to free the Monkey King from the rocks so that he can help deliver the packages. The Monkey King still has a pretty big chip on his shoulder, so he yells at Wong Lai-Tsao when his supreme status is not addressed.
- Wong Lai-Tsao, as unflappable as ever and tells the Monkey King that he is supposed to be Wong Lai-Tsao's disciple, so he should stop being a fool and free himself. The Monkey King is angered because Wong Lai-Tsao hasn't acknowledged the fact that Monkey is trapped under a mountain of really heavy rocks. But Wong Lai-Tsao tells the Monkey King that he is not in his true form and that returning to his true form will free him.
- The Monkey King 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, but the Monkey King doesn’t budge. After he sees that the demons are about to roast Wong Lai-Tsao, the Monkey King finally can't take anymore and breaks out of the rocks to save Wong Lai-Tsao.
- After the Monkey King frees Wong Lai-Tsao, Wong Lai-Tsao calls him master. Then, they begin their journey together. Wong Lai-Tsao makes it a point to tell Monkey to take off his shoes, as they won't be necessary on this journey. So the Monkey King leaves with Wong Lai-Tsao as his faithful servant until the end.
- Chapter 7 Summary
- 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?
- Quick Check