First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung



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First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
Part 1: p1-22
Part 2: p23-43
Part 3: p44-55
Part 4: p56-78
Part 5: p79-100
Part 6: p101-119
Part 7:p120-136
Part 8: p136-157
Part 9: p158-174
Part 10: p175-194
Part 11:p195-217
Part 12:p218-233
Name: Book Title: First They Killed My Father

Pages 1-22




Content Objective: Today, I will analyze how the author unfolds a series of events by creating a paragraph comparing Loung’s experience with Elie Wiesel’s experience while creating connections within the book. RWC10-GR.9-S.2-GLE.2-EO.d


Vocabulary

New Word

My Definition

Dictionary Definition

Aroma (1)








Congested (2)








Instantaneously (4)








Façade (8)








Leisure (15)








Elation (18)








































Questioning

1. Describe the city streets.

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2. Why is Ma so tall? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. What does Pa say that defends Loung? What does this show the reader about Pa’s character?

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4. How does Loung know she is middle class?

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5. What is the role of a dragon in the family’s history? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Skill Focus – Connection and Prediction
Compare Loung’s life in Phnom Penh to Elie Wiesel’s life in Sighet. Be sure to compare the way they are forced to leave their homes.

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Name: Book Title: First They Killed My Father

Pages 23-43


Content Objective: Today, I will analyze how the author unfolds a series of events by comparing the events of Loung’s life in the city and in the country and creating connections between them in a paragraph.

RWC10-GR.9-S.2-GLE.2-EO.d


Vocabulary


New Word

My Definition

Dictionary Definition

Wince (23)








Saunter (25)








Delicacy (25)








Supplement (34)








Trite (39)
















































Questioning

1. Describe the change from the city landscape to the rural landscape.

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2. What happened to the people who refused to leave their homes or locations? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. What does the Khmer Rouge soldier take from the family? What does this show the reader?

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4. What was the reason, according to the soldiers, that people had to leave the city? Is this true? Why or why not?

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5. Who/What is the Angkar? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6. Why does the author describe eating the rice with sugar in so much detail? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Skill Focus – Compare and Contrast

Compare and contrast Loung’s life in the city and in the village. Focus on relationships and how they have changed.

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Name: Book Title: First They Killed My Father

Pages 44-55


Content Objective: Today, I will understand how figurative language supports meaning in First They Killed My Father by analyzing the use of figurative language and justifying how it adds meaning to the text in short paragraphs. 6.d Understand how figurative language supports meaning in a given text.



Vocabulary


New Word

My Definition

Dictionary Definition

Tranquil (45)








Disclose (47)








Supplement (51)








Uprooting (55)








Dulled (55)
















































Questioning

1. Why are friends now dangerous?

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2. Why does Loung’s family leave sooner than others? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Why does the village population change daily? Make a prediction: Why does this happen?

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4. What does the Khmer Rouge do to people they perceive to be a threat? How does the family deal with this situation?

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Skill Focus – Figurative Language
Explain and analyze how the examples of figurative language add detail and/or meaning to the text (Hint: think about why does the author chose to use figurative language in each particular case).
Example 1: “The hands dangle lifelessly by their sides as they watch Pa walk away” (45).

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Example 2: “The moments feel like forever” (45).

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Example 3: “Our whole family sleeps together lined up like sardines under a big mosquito net in the house” (51).

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Example 4: Your choice! Find an example of imagery and write it below in addition to your explanation.

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Name: Book Title: First They Killed My Father

Pages 56-78


Content Objective: Today, I will analyze how the author unfolds a series of events by comparing Khouy’s actions before and after they leave Phnom Peng and writing an analysis of why the author chose to make this comparison in a paragraph. RWC10-GR.9-S.2-GLE.2-EO.d



Vocabulary


New Word

My Definition

Dictionary Definition

Contempt (57)








Corrupted (57)








Vanity (58)








Corrupt (59)








Emaciated (64)








Self-Reliant (65)








Heinous (66)








Abduction (71)

























Questioning
1. Describe Ro Leap and its villagers.

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2. Who are model citizens? Why are they model citizens? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Who is given the hardest work? Why?

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4. How does Kim get extra food? What is the price of this opportunity?

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5. Explain the following quote with examples from the text: “The first victims are always the children” (66). __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6. Who is Davi? What happened to her?

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Skill Focus – Compare and Contrast

Compare and contrast Khouy and his life in Phnom Peng. Also, analyze why Loung chose to address these differences at this point in the novel.

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Name: Book Title: First They Killed My Father

Pages 79-100


Content Objective: Today, I will evaluate the argument and claims in a text by determining if an argument is valid and then justifying my analysis in a paragraph. RWC10-GR.9-S.2-GLE.2-EO.g



Vocabulary


New Word

My Definition

Dictionary Definition

Distorted (79)








Edible (81)








Longevity (84)








Grieve (85)








Quiver (91)








Despair (92)








































Questioning

1. What activities happened on New Years before the revolution?

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2. Why is the village population growing smaller? Give specific examples. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Why don’t people in Cambodia celebrate the day a person was born? When does this change and why?

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4. Why is the simile used by Young effective: “Shame burns my hand like a hot iron branding me for all to see” (89)

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5. Who is the first family member to die? How does he/she die? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Skill Focus – Argument Evaluation
For the following quotes, decide if the argument is valid. In an analysis paragraph, explain why or why not.
“They tell us Pol Pot makes us work hard because he wants to purify our spirit and help us achieve beyond our potential as farmers” (88).

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“The Angkar hates anyone who is not true Khumer. The Angkar wants to rid Democratic Kampuchea of other races deemed the source of evil, corruption, and poison, so that the people of the true Khmer heritage can rise to power again” (92).

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Name: Book Title: First They Killed My Father

Pages 101-119




Content Objective: Today, I will analyze how the author unfolds a series of events by creating connections between events in the novel and creating connections between events in the novel and Night in two paragraphs.

RWC10-GR.9-S.2-GLE.2-EO.d



Vocabulary


New Word

My Definition

Dictionary Definition

Former (101)








Taunt (104)








Illusion (105)








Vocalize (110)








Omnipotent (114)

















































Questioning
1. What is Young’s constant fear?

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2. What happens to Pa after the Khmer Rouge take him? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Why does Loung want to destroy all beautiful things? How does Chou react?

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4. What does sadness make Loung want to do? What does rage make Loung want to do?

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5. Why do people of the village look down on Ma? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6. How does Kim help the family get more food? Be specific.

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Skill Focus - Connections
Select one event from a story from this section of reading. Complete the following tasks:

  1. Connect this event to another event in the book thus far. Explain how the two events connected.

  2. Connect this event to an event in Night by Elie Wiesel.

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