Allusions can be found throughout the novel Chains. They reference actual people, places, and events from the time period. There are even quotes from primary sources at the beginning of each chapter. These references help plunge the reader into the time period and help them analyze Isabel’s journey in their context. Students studying or who have studied the 13 colonies in the 1700s and the Revolutionary War can enhance their understanding of the people, places and events by seeing them through the eyes of the characters in the book. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that identifies different allusions in the novel.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Literary Allusions
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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies allusions present in Chains (references to actual people, places, events or works of art or literature). Illustrate instances of each allusion and write a short description below each cell.
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