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Kenya's Long Dry Season by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler

Pixton Lesson Plan on Kenya's Long Dry Season by  Nellie Gonzalez Cutler

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When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

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  • Mind Map
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  • Poster
  • Graphic Novel

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Pixton Lesson Plan on Kenya's Long Dry Season by  Nellie Gonzalez Cutler
Pixton Lesson Plan on Kenya's Long Dry Season by  Nellie Gonzalez Cutler
Pixton Lesson Plan on Kenya's Long Dry Season by  Nellie Gonzalez Cutler

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Kenya's Long Dry Season by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler

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Kenya's Long Dry Season by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

As a class, read the short nonfiction article, Kenya's Long Dry Season written on September 25, 2009 by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler (available online).

Opening Discussion

Discuss the following:

  • What do you know about Kenya?
  • What is the "Dry Season"?
  • How might societies that have a dry season live differently than societies that don't have a dry season?
  • How might a "long dry season" affect a society's economy, politics, customs, diet and education?
  • What specific issues do you predict this article will be about?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    Cause and Effect

    Complete after class discussion.

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  • Make a Storyboard
    Author's Purpose

    Complete after class discussion.

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  • Make a Comic Strip or Storyboard
    Paraphrase "Kenya's Long Dry Season"

    Complete after class reading.

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  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Poster to illustrate Kenya's Long Dry Season.

  • Extension / Modification
    Graphic Novel (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Graphic Novel to illustrate a fictional story about a child growing up in Kenya.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Discuss the following:

  • What are five or more effects of Kenya's long dry season?
  • Were you surprised by any of the effects? Why or why not?
  • Can all of these negative effects be solved or alleviated? Why or why not?
  • What is the author's purpose in writing this article? Use evidence to support your reasoning.
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Pixton Activity: Kenya's Long Dry Season 1 Cause and Effect

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  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

As a class, read the short nonfiction article, Kenya's Long Dry Season written on September 25, 2009 by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler (available online).

Instructions

Create a Storyboard or Mind Map to illustrate at least two cause and effect situations in Kenya's Long Dry Season:

  • Include an appropriate title for each panel.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.
  • Write an appropriate description for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Pixton Activity: Kenya's Long Dry Season 2 Author's Purpose

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard

Intro

As a class, read the short nonfiction article, Kenya's Long Dry Season written on September 25, 2009 by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler (available online).

Instructions

Create a Storyboard to illustrate the author's purpose and at least two pieces of evidence to support your reasoning:

  • Include an appropriate title for each panel.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.
  • Write an appropriate description for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Pixton Activity: Kenya's Long Dry Season 3 Paraphrase "Kenya's Long Dry Season"

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

Intro

As a class, read the short nonfiction article, Kenya's Long Dry Season written on September 25, 2009 by Nellie Gonzalez Cutler (available online).

Instructions

Create a Comic Strip or Storyboard to summarize the main ideas or events in Kenya's Long Dry Season:

  • Write detailed descriptions and/or dialogue to illustrate the main idea.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

Paraphrase "Kenya's Long Dry Season" by Student

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