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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Skapad 2021-02-10 21:13 i Fuxernaskolan Lilla Edet
Grundskola 7 – 9 Engelska
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a semi-autobiography and an award-winning bestseller by Sherman Alexie. The book is about a Native American teenager and deals with topics such as alcoholism, poverty, violence, bullying, sexuality, death and much more. It's humorous and sad, but also insightful and easy to relate to. It brings laughter as well as tears. Enjoy!

Innehåll

A reading project

We will read and work with The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. In this project you will both listen to and read the book online, answer questions in a reading log, have discussions and write a text in exam.net. 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE TEXT: Link to the novel.

 

HERE YOU CAN FIND CHAPTER SUMMARIESChapter summaries. 

 

HERE YOU CAN FIND A WORDLIST: Wordlist in glosor.eu.

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Why read this novel?

- To improve reading and listening comprehension.

- To improve the ability to speak and write.

- To give you a deeper understanding of what life could be like in the USA and to improve the ability to reflect on culture in areas where English is used.

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Assessment

- Reading log

- Writing assignment in Exam.net

- Discussions

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Study plan

There is an ADVANCED and a BASIC course. You read less in the basic course. Be prepared to read some at home, as well. This will be your homework.

There are words you can work with in the glosor.eu link above. This is extra work. We will have some speaking activities as well.

 

The study plan may change depending on when we are at school and when we have online lessons.

 

Week 8-9:  introduction, ch. 1-5 (BASIC: ch. 2, 3 and 5), read and answer questions.

 

Week 10: ch. 6-10 (BASIC: ch. 7-8), read and answer questions.

 

Week 11: Chapters 11-15 (BASIC: ch. 11, 12 and 14), read and answer questions.

 

Week 12: Chapters 11-15 (BASIC: ch. 11, 12 and 14), read and answer questions. MUST FINISH!

                 DISCUSS WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR JUNIOR AT THE RESERVATION. ARE THERE PROBLEMS? WHAT CAN BE

                 IMPROVED? HOW?

                 Discuss the upcoming writing assignment in Exam.net.

 

Week 13: WRITING IN EXAM (AT SCHOOL, ONE LESSON).

                Chapters 16-20 (BASIC: ch. 17 and 20), read and answer questions.

 

WEEK 14: EASTER BREAK

 

Week 15: Chapters 16-20 (BASIC: ch. 17 and 20), read and answer questions.

 

Week 16: Chapters 21-25. (BASIC: ch. 21 and 25), read and answer questions.

THURSDAY: WRITING ASSIGNMENT "A LETTER TO THE EDITOR".

 

Week 17: Chapters 21-25. (BASIC: ch. 21 and 25), read and answer questions.

TUESDAY: READING TEST

 

Week 18: Chapters 26-30. (BASIC: ch. 27 and 28), read and answer questions.

 

Week 19: Chapters 26-30. (BASIC: ch. 27 and 28), read and answer questions.

 

WRITING IN EXAM.NET: A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

You can prepare, but you will not be able to copy/paste or have notes while you are writing.

 

Assignment

- Imagine that you are Junior or Rowdy. You are very upset about your life on the rez. You write a Letter to the Editor, which will be published in The Pacific Northwest Inlander, a local newspaper in Spokane. You protest about the way you are being treated on the rez. Choose two things that you dislike and suggest improvement.


- Write 200-400 words.

Uppgifter

  • Book review

  • Reading Log True Diary

  • Rewriting A Letter to the Editor

Matriser

En
A Letter to the Editor/A hobby/My dream job

F
E
C
A
Variation
Når inte kunskapskraven för E.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig enkelt.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig relativt varierat.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig relativt varierat.
Tydlighet
Når inte kunskapskraven för E.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig begripligt.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig relativt tydligt.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig tydligt.
Sammanhang
Når inte kunskapskraven för E.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig relativt sammanhängande.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig relativt sammanhängande.
I skriftliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig sammanhängande.
Flyt
Eleven formulerar sig även med visst flyt.
Eleven formulerar sig även med flyt.
Anpassning
Eleven formulerar sig även i någon mån anpassat till syfte, mottagare och situation.
Eleven formulerar sig även med viss anpassning till syfte, mottagare och situation.