Analyzing Dialogue and Incidents in 'Refugee'

Analyzing Dialogue and Incidents in 'Refugee'
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Analyzing Dialogue and Incidents in 'Refugee'

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in 'Refugee' propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

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Make sure to reiterate this objective throughout the lesson to remind students of what they are working towards.
What do you already know about analyzing lines of dialogue and incidents in a book?

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Introduction to 'Refugee'
Refugee by Alan Gratz is a novel about three different children during three different time periods who are all refugees fleeing their home countries. Today, we will focus on chapters 1-15.

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Use this slide to provide a brief overview of the book and the specific chapters students will be analyzing.
Propelling the Action
Certain lines of dialogue or incidents in the book can move the story forward. What are some examples you have noticed so far?

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Encourage students to share their thoughts and observations with the class.
Revealing Aspects of a Character
Sometimes, what a character says or does can tell us more about who they are. Can you think of any instances in the book where this happens?

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Encourage students to provide specific examples from the text to support their ideas.
Provoke a Decision
The choices characters make can determine the direction of the story. Are there any particular moments in the book where a character's decision impacted the plot?

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Encourage students to think about cause-and-effect relationships in the book.
Analyzing Dialogue
Let's take a closer look at a specific piece of dialogue from the book. What does this line tell us about the character who said it?

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Provide a quote from the book and guide students through a discussion of what it reveals about the character's personality or motivations.
Analyzing Incidents
Now, let's examine a particular incident from the book. How did this event affect the plot and the characters involved?

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Provide an example from the book and encourage students to discuss its significance.
What have we learned today about analyzing lines of dialogue and incidents in 'Refugee'? How can we apply these skills to other books we read?

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End the lesson with a brief review of the key takeaways and encourage students to think about how they can use these skills in their future reading.
Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

Slide 11 - Open question

Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

Slide 12 - Open question

Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

Slide 13 - Open question

The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.