802 Class Agenda #7 – From “First The Killed My Father” by Loung Ung


Timer- “Sure Thing” -Miguel (2010, 4:53)

Prompt- Use the following words in a few sentences or a paragraph of your choosing- capitalists, revolution, abolished, regulations, comprises, allegiance.

  • Turn to Page 310 of Text Book for Definitions.
  • SLTs

SLT- I can analyze in detail how childhood wartime experiences had an impact on Beah’s or Ung’s life.

SLT- I can consider how the author introduces, illustrates, and elaborates upon the events.

Directions- When you are finished copying turn to page 311 of your book and begin reading.

5 minutes- Grapple Text- An Excerpt from from “Babes in Arms” by William Boyd from The New York Times Book Review.

  • Read Page 311 on your own.
  • Answer Question 2 in your notebook

Mini Lesson-

Closer look at Question 2

Describe the setting of this story?

  • What is the question asking? 
    • Where does the story take place? and what’s going on?
  • Where am I looking for information and what am I looking for? 
    • The second paragraph.
    • Words that indicate memory.
  • How do I answer this question?
    • The key words in paragraph 2 that indicate this text is a memoir is, or in our case.

Class Work-

  • Read Pages 311-323
  • Answer questions in your notebook.
    • Blue and Green Questions.
  • If you finish early, work on the other questions?.


-3, 7, 13 Done using ELMO

Exit Ticket- Summarize what the author’s life is like in the village. What can you infer about how her new life is different from her old life?

  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 

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