2 Warm Up Which sentence is in active voice? Andrew Luck is driven by his passion for football; his love of the game is key.Andrew Luck’s passion for football drives him; his love of the game is key.Andrew Luck is driven by his passion for football; he is drawn to it by his love of the game.Andrew Luck’s passion for football drives him; he is drawn to it by his love of the game.
3 Analyze how a complex character interacts with other characters. Cite textual evidence to support an interpretation.Objectives
4 QuickwriteIs Okonkwo the type of character who would ever ask for help? If he asked YOU for money or yam seeds would you give him the loan? Explain both answers.
5 Things Fall Apart Chapter Three Note feelings and fears as we read.Things Fall Apart Chapter ThreeIndependent Practice: Double-Entry JournalFeelings and Fears: Passage from the TextPersonal Response or Interpretation
6 Chapter Three: Critical Thinking Questions 1.How do the Ibo approach each other when they have a complex issue to resolve (like debt for example)?2. When do the Umofia tribe decide to go to war?3. How is the class structure of the Ibo culture different than that of the European class structure? (Ex: Okonkwo)
7 Things Fall Apart Chapter Four Note feelings and fears as we read.Things Fall Apart Chapter FourIndependent Practice: Double-Entry JournalFeelings and Fears: Passage from the TextPersonal Response or Interpretation
8 Chapter Four Questions 1. What is the crime that causes Okonkwo's to be reprimanded? What does it tell you about the values of the culture?2. Why do you think Achebe includes Ikemefuna’s folk tales?3. How are Ikemefuna and Okonkwo different (for example with Nwoye)?
9 Add to Okonkwo’s Achievements vs. Negative Traits Chart Okonkwo’s Achievements and StatusNegative Traits and ActionsFill in chart
11 Discussion Groups Find two quotes that stands out to you. # off by 9Find two quotes that stands out to you.Come up with three discussion questions.Consider the author’s purpose. Find one aspect of chapters 1-4 that relates to Achebe’s purpose.Meaning of proverbs/folk tales in chapters 3-4
12 Chapter Three Questions The priestess of Agbala is introduced at the beginning of this chapter. She is a very significant figure in this book. What effect does her status have on your judgment of the roles played by women in the culture?The chi or personal spirit (rather like the daemon of Socrates) is a recurring theme in the book. The term "second burial" is a delayed funeral ceremony given after the family has had time to prepare.How is awareness of rank observed in the drinking of the palm wine?Note that this chapter contains another proverb about proverbs.How does share-cropping work?What is the relationship of women to agriculture?Note that a customary way of committing suicide in this culture is hanging.How does Okonkwo react to "the worst year in living memory?"