Novel study for "A Year Down Yonder"


Site gives summary, objectives, activites ,follow-up and and enrichment assignments to use with the story. This lesson uses the book  A Year Down Yonder to connect with characters and how to write from different perspectives.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0701.3.4
Refine strategies for editing and revising written work.
GLE 0801.8.1
Read and comprehend a variety of works from various forms of literature.
GLE 0801.8.4
Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
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Learning objectives: 
  • Students will personally connect with characters.
  • As a result, they will enhance their understanding of how to write from a character's perspective.
Essential and guiding questions: 

Use the following prompts to get started:

  •     Where were you?
  •     Why were you in this new place/situation?
  •     How did you feel?
  •     What did you think, wonder, worry about?
  •     What happened?
  •     How did you adapt to the new situation?