April Raintree

CLOSING ACTIVITIES UNIT 1

110/120

After reading Chapter 7, divide the 110/120 class into groups. They will brainstorm their ideas which describe how April was treated during her stay at the DesRosiers. Each student will arrange these ideas into a paragraph with a title, first word indented, topic sentence, details that refer to the topic and a closing sentence.

After reading Chapter 7, divide the 110/120 class into groups. They will brainstorm their ideas which describe April's character. Use the vocabulary words learned in Chapters 1 to 6. Each student will arrange these ideas into a paragraph with a title, first word indented, topic sentence, details that refer to the topic and a closing sentence.

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a) Write a paragraph describing 'the native girl syndrome'. What is your opinion of this stereotyping of native girls?

b) Write a paragraph stating your opinion of Metis children being raised in foster homes? If you do not have any personal experience, use the information from the first seven chapters of April Raintree.

c) Write a paragraph describing April.s early years as a foster child. Describe why she was not happy to be FREE!

130

The students will write an essay comparing how April was treated at the Dions with her treatment at the DeRosiers.

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What if April had not been so passive and despondent. What would she have written in a letter to her sister about her life with the DesRosiers if she had been an outgoing, open minded person? Write a letter April would have written to Cheryl describing her life with the DesRosier family.

    1. Divide the class into heterogeneous groups. Each group will brainstorm on flip chart paper.
    2. Use their ideas to write the letter.  

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