American Born Chinese-Ch. 4-6 Review Lesson Part 1

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American Born Chinese-Ch. 4-6 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 4-6 of ABC.
    • Discuss characterization and the theme of identity.
    • Review vocabulary from Chapters 4-6.
    • 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:
    • Characterization
    • Fervent
    • Muster
    • Let’s review our vocab terms, class!
  3. Slide 3

    • Warm-Up
    • How have you personally been affected by stereotypes?
  4. Slide 4

    • Chapter 4 Summary
    • The Monkey King
    • After forty days, he masters all of the skills that make him immortal. When the Monkey King finally emerges from his cave, he receives a notice from the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea that he's received the death sentence for "trespassing upon Heaven."
    • The Monkey King isn't worried, though. In fact, he's not even the Monkey King anymore since becoming a master of all those kung-fu disciplines. He renames himself the Great Sage, Equal of Heaven. The Monkey King strides off to make himself known to all those beings in Heaven. The Monkey King begins beating up someone when a towering, long-white-haired man with a walking stick appears and, calls the Monkey King “Little Monkey” and asks where his anger comes from.
    • Being called Little Monkey doesn't go over too well with the Monkey King. He is about to fight again, but Tze-Yo-Tzuh is different. He's the creator of all beings and things; he's the ruler of the universe. In other words he’s like God. He tells the Monkey King that he can never escape Tze-Yo-Tzuh, but Monkey King thinks otherwise.
    • Tze-Yo-Tzuh calmly asks Monkey King to please stop his violent rampage, but Monkey King decides to challenge Tze-Yo-Tzuh anyway. Tze-Yo-Tzuh just sighs and buries Monkey King under a pile of heavy rocks, where he stays for five hundred years.
  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
    • Characterization: the way an author reveals acharacter.
    • What has the Monkey King changed about himself? How ishe beginning to change as a character? What is the resultof the change when he meets Tze-Yo-Tzuh?
    • Is the Monkey King a static or dynamic character?
  6. Slide 6

    • Chapter 5 Summary
    • Jin
    • Jin decides to tell Wei-Chen about his crush on Ameilia. Wei-Chen then teases Jin about the crush. Weirdly enough, two weeks later, Wei-Chen starts going out with Suzy Nakamura.
    • Switch scenes: we're now in a science class and the instructor, Mr. Graham, is asking for two student volunteers to look after the live animals that have been loaned to the class. Amelia volunteers, so Wei-Chen tries to get Jin to volunteer too. Jin doesn’t want to, so Wei-Chen's raises his own hand just to volunteer on Jin's behalf. Mr. Graham thinks Wei-Chen is volunteering himself, so he becomes a volunteer.
    • While Jin is walking home, he starts thinking about Amelia (again); then his mind switches to Amelia and Greg, finally focusing on just Greg. By the time he gets to his house, he's fixated on the one thing he thinks makes Greg cool: his curly blonde hair. The next day, Jin shows up at school with a new hairdo: curly black hair.
    • The scene shifts again to the science classroom: Wei-Chen and Amelia are taking care of the animals for Mr. Graham. Wei-Chen goes hunting in the closet for some mice when he and Amelia get locked in the closet. That gives Amelia the opportunity to ask about Jin. She wants to know if Jin likes her. Wei-Chen tells her to ask him herself.
    • All the while, Jin is outside waiting for Wei-Chen. When Jin sees them exit the closet, things become a blur for him. Even so, Jin manages to ask Amelia out on a date. She says yes.
  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
    • Why does Jin change his hair? Does this physical (external) change affect his inner (internal) character? If so, how?
    • If Wei-Chen had not told Amelia about how Jin became his friend, do you think Amelia would have become interested in Jin? Why or Why not?
  8. Slide 8

    • Chapter 6 Summary
    • Danny & Chin-Kee
    • We're back at Oliphant High and Danny and Chin-Kee are late to class. In class the teacher asks a question and, of course, Chin-Kee knows and volunteers the answer, embarrassing Danny. The same thing happens in every class, regardless of the subject.
    • At lunch, one of the jocks stops by and congratulates Danny on making the varsity basketball team. They joke around a little in the way that jocks do until Steve notices Chin-Kee. Danny tries to distract Steve from talking to Chin-Kee, but that only gives Chin-Kee the chance to do something really mean: he takes Steve's can of Coke and pees in it before putting the can back on the table.
    • After class Danny has to go to detention because of how late he was. While Danny walks toward detention, he sees a couple of white students laugh and make a slanted-eye face, which makes him feel awful.
    • Then, he runs into Melanie, so he tries to apologize for Chin-Kee's behavior toward her. Melanie's pretty cool about the whole thing, but when he asks her out on a date, she lets him know that she just thinks of him as a good friend. Danny thinks it's all Chin-Kee's fault and tries to convince Melanie that he's not like Chin-Kee at all. But Melanie tells him that's not it. Danny sits in the gym, alone and depressed.
    • Steve walks up and they start talking again. Danny reveals that for the last three years, he's transferred to three different high schools, because every year Chin-Kee visits him and ruins his social life at school. Steve tries to convince him that Oliphant High is different; that people aren't that hateful here.
  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
    • Characterization
    • Describe Danny’s behavior towards his cousin.
    • What do these actions say about his character?
  10. Slide 10

    • Connecting the Dots
    • How do each of these characters’ experiences fit in with the theme of identity?
    • Monkey King Jin Danny