World Lit: Multiculturalism in One Word: HAPA


  • ELAGSE9-10RI2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.) Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can analyze a mentor text to determine how a writer describes a multiethnic, multicultural heritage.

Opening Session
Parallel structure, by Shmoop

Work Session
Today we’re going to be reading a text called “Multiculturalism Explained in One Word: HAPA,” which you will be using as a mentor text before you write your first Embedded Assessment. We will read this text like we normally do, but afterwards I want you to flip over to page 57 so we can talk about your Embedded Assessment and what I’m asking you to do. Then, flip back to page 55, and let’s fill out the chart using the SOAPSTone strategy, so we can do some analysis on this cultural identity essay.

  • Speaker – what does the reader know about the writer?
  • Occasion – what are the circumstances surrounding this text?
  • Audience – who is the target audience?
  • Purpose – why did the author write this?
  • Subject – what is the topic?
  • Tone – what is the author’s tone, or attitude?

Fill out the chart, and then we will revisit the EA1 Rubric, so you know exactly what you need to do to totally nail this assessment!

Closing Session
Move back to the Language Checkpoint from the previous activity and work on that to review Parallel Structure.

Formative (book check)

Process (scaffolding, learning style [audial])

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