The setting of a story doesn't just serve as a backdrop, it can also impact the characters who live there. Jacqueline moved many times throughout her childhood, shaping who she became as an adult. She has lived in Ohio, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York. These three locations are all very different, yet she has felt that each is home to her. For this activity, students will describe and illustrate each location and what Jackie’s life was like when she lived there. They should use evidence from the text to support their answers.
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Objective: Create a spider map that describes and illustrates the three specific settings of Brown Girl Dreaming.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Setting MapCommon Core Standards