Lesson 05

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Begin Night by Elie Wiesel:

Reading Strategies for Night, from When Kids Can’t Read by Kylene Beers

Likert Scale for Night

Probable Passage;

Lesson with the preface:  Three most important phrases, present in groups

Optional: Read the Foreword out loud as a class.  Introduce the theme of Wiesel’s questioning of his belief in God.  Possible first writing sample around this question to assess students’ writing—determine three area of focus for grammar instruction.

Begin reading Night out loud.  Read and stop frequently and check for comprehension.  Use IFL patterned reading method.  Have students use R/W notebooks to keep track of characters and movement of Wiesel and his family.  On page 4 (first mass killing scene) do a T-chart with a think aloud.