PowerPoint Presentation in support of the unit, in which students will build their close reading skills as they consider the crisis of war coming close to home. They begin the novel Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, focusing on how critical incidents reveal the dynamic nature of Ha, the main character, whose Vietnamese family is deciding whether to flee during the fall of Saigon. Their study of the novel is paired with reading a rich informational article, The Vietnam Wars, which gives students key background knowledge about the history of war in Vietnam.
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