Lesson plan

Lesson 16: Empathize with characters

teaches Common Core State Standards L.6.3.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/6/3/b
teaches Common Core State Standards L.6.3.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/6/3/a
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.6.1.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/1/c
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.3.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/3/d
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.3.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/3/b
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1

Lesson 16: Empathize with characters

Students will read Out of the Dust, and focus on how Billie Jo and Daddy are each dealing Ma’s death. They will analyze the Billie Jo’s tone, and write a poem from Daddy’s perspective.

  • A downloadable audio recording of Out of the Dust is available here.