This lesson follows a homework assignment (individual practice) where students read "The Double Life of Pocahontas" by Jean Fritz and retell by summarizing it in two paragraphs.
Duration: 45 minutes each
Instruction Methodology: Paideia Seminar (active thinking through dialogue)
The Opening Questions identify the main ideas from the text; the Core Questions focus/analyze textual details & Closing Questions personalize and apply the textual ideas.
Copies of "The Double life of Pocahontas" by Jean Fritz
Copies of Book Report format
Chart paper with Key words – Colonist, encounter, explore, native, impress, hostage
The students will be seated in a circle. The teacher will be the facilitator. The definition of key words, their synonyms and antonyms will be discussed as vocabulary instruction. After the responses to the questions are discussed, students will write a partner book-report incorporating visual representations.