Students in grades 6-12 will identify strategies the author used to vividly convey qualitative and quantitative aspects of life in China, then use those strategies in writing of their own. Aligned to Common Core State Standards:RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, RI.9-10.4 , W.9-10.3
How a Writer Conveys Descriptions With a Wallop
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Lesson plan created from the Peace Corps about Peter Hessler as he describes his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1996 to 1998 in south-central China. Vocabulary and writing activity included. Web page takes you to Worldwise Schools Running (From River Town) excerpt. Thanks for sharing.