The Joy Luck Club: Characters

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Young readers delve into The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan with a discussion and writing activity about characterization. After reading the first four chapters of the book, they discuss the various obstacles that the characters face, such as social prejudice or racial discrimination. Next, they write a story about a family member to capture their character, using the vignettes in the novel as a model. The homework assignment prompts kids to finish the rest of the section in the book, as well as answer a brief question about June's piano playing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use both informative and creative writing to demonstrate character analysis
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  • Breaks the novel into different sections, based on necessary literary points and skills
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