Analyzing the Significance of the Novel’s Title: Connecting the Universal Refugee Experience to Inside Out and Back Again

How might different authors approach the same topic? Using the resource, scholars read a paragraph from an informational text about Canadian refugees. Next, they participate in a jigsaw activity to connect real-life refugees' experiences to those in the novel Inside Out & Back Again

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite small groups to discuss what it means to experience a disrupted loss to one's life
Classroom Considerations
  • This is lesson 10 from the consecutive 20-part Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series 
  • Provide a copy of Thanhha Lai's Inside Out & Back Again for each student
  • Includes teaching notes to aid in lesson implementation
  • Offers tips on addressing learners' needs
  • None
Common Core