Analyzing the Significance of the Novel’s Title: Connecting the Universal Refugee Experience to Inside Out and Back Again, Part 3

What does it mean to mourn something? Scholars continue reading paragraph four from "Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison" to better understand the mourning process for refugee children. Working with a partner, pupils then read poems from the novel Inside Out & Back Again and try to make connections to real-life refugee experiences.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Look for additional poems written by immigrants or refugees to share with students
  • In small groups, have learners discuss the significance of the novel's title
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the 14th installment from the 20-part Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 set, and order is important
  • Expects familiarity with the novel Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Offers tips for lesson differentiation
  • Includes teaching notes for planning and preparation
  • None
Common Core