Picture of classroom board with completed Concept Circles (to be added!)
Distribute A Tale of Two Cities scaffolding packet (introductory information and explanatory notes/timeline). Read and annotate--what is significant? What is merely interesting? Use blank parts of pages for tracking connections back in the book as you read.
Takeaways: We learned about the conventions of fiction such as dialogue and diction
Fiction sometimes borrows from poetic writing styles to better convey its meaning
Supports for reading A Tale of Two Cities:
- selected vocabulary words
- free audio book from Loud Lit
- the full text online (this is available in a lot of ways, and as a free Kindle download, too!
- for super-nerds or procrastinators only: an amazing one-hour introductory lecture on A Tale of Two Cities or this archived page from the New York Public Library on the author's life and times
HW: Read the introductory packet for A Tale of Two Cities and annotate it. Try to distinguish between that which is useful, and that which is merely interesting.