The setting of a story is the location and time, or the where and when. Settings often play a crucial role especially in the case of historical fiction or when there are multiple places and timelines as is the case in Refugee by Alan Gratz. In order to help students keep track of each setting, they can create a storyboard that describes the where and when of each setting.. The template provided allows for multiple settings, and students can add or remove as necessary. This is also a great assignment for students to do research about the time periods in which each story takes place in order to better understand their historical context beyond what is provided in the novel.
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Objective: Create a storyboard identifying the different settings in the book, Refugee.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Setting MapCommon Core Standards