American Born Chinese-Ch. 1-3 Review Lesson Part 1

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American Born Chinese-Ch. 1-3 Review Lesson Part 1

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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 1-3 of ABC and begin to make connections
    • and inferences about each character.
    • Review vocabulary from Chapters 1-3.
    • 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:
    • Inference
    • Prerequisite
    • Sovereign
    • Let’s review our vocab terms, class!
  3. Slide 3

    • Warm-Up
    • Who is your favorite character so far? Why?
    • Monkey King
    • Jin
    • Wei-Chen
    • Danny
    • Chin-Kee
  4. Slide 4

    • Chapter 1 Summary
    • The Monkey King
    • The book opens with a dinner party with gods, goddesses, demons, spirits.
    • The Monkey King, the amazing ruler of the monkey world, hears the music and smells the wine drifting down from the party up above. He speeds off to the heavens to attend the party, which he assumes he's been invited to.
    • The Monkey King thinks he's definitely guest material for the dinner party he's crashing. He tells that to the guard, but the guard doesn’t let the Monkey King in, since he doesn't have an actual invitation. Plus the Monkey King doesn't have any shoes on. No way can he get in without shoes.
    • Even though the Monkey King tries to convince the guard that he should still get in, everyone begins to laugh at him because he's just a monkey. That angers the Monkey King, so he takes the guard by his ponytail and bashes him all over the place, thereby causing extreme chaos at the party.
    • He then returns to his home on Flower-Fruit Mountain, sulky and mad.
  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.
    • How do the monkeys feel about their king? Provide examples from the text to support your thoughts.
    • What is the significance of the last two panels on page 20?
  6. Slide 6

    • Chapter 2 Summary
    • Jin
    • Jin begins with a story his mother tells him while they're moving to their new house in the suburbs. At his old home, Jin had a bunch of friends just like him: Chinese, with a thing for Saturday morning cartoons and robot toys.
    • Jin encounters an old Chinese herbalist woman. She asks Jin what he wants to be when he grows up and he says a Transformer. Though she has no clue what a Transformer is, she tells him that he can be whatever he wants - as long as he's willing to give up his soul.
    • Flash-forward to Jin's first day at his new elementary school. Hint: it doesn't go great. Kids make fun of him for being Chinese, his teacher can't pronounce his name properly, and a kid named Timmy tells the class that Chinese people eat dogs.
    • Then there's Suzy Nakamura, the only other Asian person in the class - and school. Everyone makes up a rumor about how Jin and Suzy are arranged to be married on her 13th birthday though, so they completely avoid each other.
    • Jin's a loner at school, especially during lunch. Then Wei-Chen arrives. He's this earnest kid from Taiwan who tries to become Jin's friend. Jin, however, doesn’t like Wei-Chen. Wei-Chen looks (and sounds) like your stereotypical Chinese geek. He wears high-waisted pants, glasses, Pee-Wee Herman hair, and has bad fashion sense, and speaks terrible English. But Wei-Chen's got a toy robot that changes into a monkey. And that makes all the difference. Jin finally has a friend.
  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
    • Making inferences: drawing a conclusion from a text that uses both details from the text and your own knowledge.
    • What can we infer about Wei-Chen from his words, actions, and thoughts?
  8. Slide 8

    • Chapter 3 Summary
    • Danny & Chin-Kee
    • The chapter opens with a drawing that comes out of nowhere: a buck-toothed, braided ponytailed, Chinese guy with slanted eyes and a title that says "Everyone Ruvs Chin-Kee." If you're feeling confused, hang on because it's about to get even more confusing. Danny, a white, teenage boy, is at home studying chemistry with his friend/crush Melanie, a pretty, blonde, white girl.
    • Danny is just about to tell Melanie about his feelings for her when his mom announces that his cousin Chin-Kee has just arrived. Chin-Kee enters and it's like a Chinese stereotype fiesta. Chin-Kee has buckteeth, a traditional single long braid down his back, an old school Chinese outfit, and a Chinese accent.
    • Chin-Kee says all the wrong things. He immediately hits on Melanie by making inappropriate comments about her.
    • Then Danny's mom announces that Chin-Kee will be going to school with Danny the next day.
  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
    • How is it possible to change, but still be the sameperson you were before? Is it possible? What could a person change, and still remain the same?
  10. Slide 10

    • Connecting the Dots
    • What do each of these characters have in common?
    • Monkey King Jin Danny