Text-based evidence Opening Activity



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9-17-14 Learning Target: I can cite several pieces of text-based evidence to support my analysis of Nya’s and Salva’s character in A Long Walk to Water.
Homework: Read your book-project book!
Word of the Day: text-based evidence
Opening Activity = Index cards

  • Thinking question

  • Exemplary short-response

Today:


  1. Share your thinking




  1. On-demand writing – Mid-unit assessment




  • Use your novel and workbook page 3

  • Work individually and silently

  • I will credit your Reader’s Notes on wkbk p. 3 as you work.



Closing activity: Self-reflection on Learning Target

(workbook pages 22 and 23)





Now that we’ve read chapters 1-5 in the text, what is one image that stays in your mind about how culture, time, or place has influenced Nya?

Now that we’ve read chapters 1-5 in the text, what is one image that stays in your mind about how culture, time, or place has influenced Salva?

Salva’s character is developing as the story progresses. What is one thing about Salva’s character that you think is changing?

If you could ask Nya one question about her life, what would you ask her? Why?

If you could ask Salva one question about his life, what would you ask him? Why?

How does Salva’s story relate to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War?


Salva’s story is just like the article because it takes place in Sudan. Salva is doing the same thing as the Lost Boys. Salva is trying to find his family and some kind of safety. The Lost Boys are trying to find a refugee camp in Ethiopia because of what the war has done to their homes – just like Salva! -- S.Y.

What makes this an exemplary response?

How does Salva’s story relate to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War?


Salva’s story relates to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War because the article talks about the events that happened in the war that Salva is living through. Some of the events that are similar are that people had to flee their homes and the struggle for food and water. – S.Z.

What makes this an exemplary response?

How does Salva’s story relate to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War?


Salva’s story relates to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War because Salva was entrenched in the war. Salva is the “The Lost Boy of Sudan.” He is running away from the war. Salva is going days without food and water, just like “The Lost Boys of Sudan.” -- E.D.
What makes this an exemplary response?

How does Salva’s story relate to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War?


Salva’s story relates to the article because, like the Lost Boys of Sudan, he is fleeing from the war. In the article, it says that the boys had to go days without food or water. In Salva’s story, he has to face many of the hardships that the Lost Boys have to face. – C.T.
What makes this an exemplary response?

How does Salva’s story relate to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War?


Salva’s story relates to the article Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War because he runs away from the war, just like the Lost Boys do. According to the article “Fleeing violence and the fear of being forced into war, thousands of boys fled by foot to Ethiopia.” This shows that the Lost Boys ran away from the war, just like Salva. – S.R.

What makes this an exemplary response?

Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: A Long Walk to Water Name ________________________________


Please USE YOUR BOOKS for this assessement.
Part A: Circle the best answer for numbers 1 and 2.


  1. Based on the text in Chapter 5, how did Salva know that Marial was not from his village?

  1. Marial said he was from Ethiopia.

  2. Marial ate different food than Salva.

  3. Marial spoke differently from Salva.

  4. Marial was looking for his family.




  1. Which sentence from Chapter 5 indicates that Marial is not from Salva’s village?

  1. “He had managed to save one last piece of honeycomb and had wrapped it carefully in a leaf.”

  2. “After a moment’s silence, he turned away and began searching the crowd again.”

  3. “The boy spoke Dinka but with a different accent.”

  4. “East of Sudan is Ethiopia.”

Part B: Read the sentences and use the context to determine the meaning of the word in italics.


Apart from an 11-year peace from 1972 to 1983, Sudan has been entrenched in war since it became an independent nation in 1956.”


  1. What does entrenched mean in this context? _________________________________________________________________

They slept on the ground. The terrain changed from scrub to woodland; they walked among stands of stunted trees. There was little to eat: a few fruit trees here and there, always either unripe or worm-rotten.”




  1. According to this passage, what is terrain? ____________________________________________________________________________




  1. What is the terrain like where Salva is walking? __________________________________________________________________

Fleeing violence and the fear of being forced into war, thousands of boys fled by foot to Ethiopia. The 1,000-mile trek was grueling. They went days without food or water, eating leaves and berries and sucking liquid from mud to stay alive. Exhausted, some of the boys died of starvation or dehydration.”




  1. What does grueling mean in this context? ____________________________________________________________________




  1. What does dehydration mean? _____________________________________________________________________________

Gathering Evidence: A Long Walk to Water chapter 5

How do culture, time, and place influence the development of Salva’s or Nya’s identity in the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park?
Detail / Evidence Page # Inference / Reasoning___________________

What Salva or Nya thought, said, or did What this shows about how culture, time, or place influenced



Salva’s or Nya’s identity____________________________

Quote:


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Short Response: How is “place” influencing Salva’s identity? Cite evidence from the novel to support your thinking.
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