Analyzing the Significance of the Novel’s Title: Connecting the Universal Refugee Experience to Inside Out and Back Again, Part 2

How does poetry help people better understand societal issues? Pupils participate in a jigsaw activity to analyze poems from the novel Inside Out & Back Again. Next, they connect the poems to real-life refugee experiences from the nonfiction text "Refugee and Immigrant Experiences: A Comparison."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite students to write their own poems inspired by the novel
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 12 of 20 from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series
  • Provide access to the novel Inside Out & Back Again 
  • Includes tips for meeting the needs of English learners and struggling readers
  • Provides teaching notes to help prepare for the lesson
  • None
Common Core