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The Cay Lesson 3

Notes

Expectations

 

¨     read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., novels, short stories, poetry, essays, articles) for different purposes;

¨     read aloud, showing understanding of the material and awareness of the audience;

¨     identify the main ideas in information materials, explain how the details support the main ideas, and question and evaluate the ideas in the material;

Materials

¨      The Cay novel, Lesson Plan

Method

¨     Begin with sentence starters, ask student to be creative

1. Living in a place without seasons...

2. When submarines attack..

¨     Take up as a class

¨     Have students remove their chairs and sit on their desks for the majority of the period

¨     Read Chapter 3

¨     Students sit back in their desks

¨     Complete discussion questions from teacher manual:

1.      How was Phillip’s mother different after the torpedoing? Why do you suppose this is? (page 29, She was calm, talked quietly, her hands were not shaking and she gave good directions.)

2.      How did Phillip describe Timothy when he first saw him? (page 31 “huge very old Negro . . .His nose was flat and his face was broad; his head was a mass of wiry gray hair.” Page 33, “ . . .Muscles rippled over the ebony of his arms and around his shoulders. His chest was thick and his neck was the size of a small tree. The skin of his hands and feet were alligatored and cracked.”)

3.      Why do you think Timothy called Phillip “young bahss”? (page 33)

4.      Why didn’t Phillip’s mother like black people? (prejudice- “They are not the same as you, Phillip. They are different and they live differently.”)

5.      Why did Phillip begin to think his mother was right about black people? (page 37 Because Timothy would not give him all the water he wanted.)

¨     Extension: have students write a monologue from the perspective of Phillip about what has happened so far

¨     Have students copy out vocabulary words

 

Assessment

Comprehension Questions, informal observation

IEP

Storyboarding


Chapter 3 Vocabulary

Found on page

Vocabulary Word

Definition

(29)

Torpedoed

To be hit by submarine explosive devices

(30)

Ignited

To light on fire

(32)

Trench

A deep ditch.

(33)

ebony

The color black

(34)

despair

To lose all hope

(37)

Defiantly

Strongly resisting

(30)

Sextant

A navigational instrument

(31)

Haunches

the top of a person's legs

(32)

Welt

A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.

(33)

Alligatored

Like an alligator

(36)

outrageous

offensive or indecent

(38)

Deftly

Quick and skillful

(30)

lubricating

To make slippery or smooth.

(32)

Alabaster

A pale yellowish pink to yellowish gray.

(32)

Calypso

A type of music that originated in the West Indies, notably in Trinidad, and is characterized by improvised lyrics on broadly humorous subjects.

(34)

Cleats

A strip of wood or iron used to strengthen or support the surface to which it is attached.

(36)

Remote

Located far away; distant in space.