No Place For Hate
"The Breadwinner" and "because of mr. terupt"
Cydnee Burgess (5th grade student)
Literature Study - Tolerance
This project is a literature study with an overarching theme of teaching tolerance. Sixty 5th graders participated in this Language Arts literature study during the 2014-2015 school year. Two texts, because of mr. terupt by Rob Buyea and The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, were the focus of the project.
"The Breadwinner": Graffiti Wall Book Reports
Children were asked to draw a graffiti wall detailing clothes, weapons, environment, soldiers, foods, jobs, etc from The Breadwinner.
Make sure the wall depicts events from the novel. The graffiti wall must contain 7 pictures and a caption that explains the picture.
5th grade student
Create a soundtrack!!
Assignment - Postcard to Father - "The Breadwinner"
When will you be home. We’re all scared. Yesterday we tried to get you out, but the taliban beat us. Nooria didn’t come but she did take care of Ali, and Maryam. Many things are broken. The taliban destroyed everything.
It’s hard to go to sleep at night. I feel as though it is too quiet. There is no snoring in our room. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I try to remember your snore. It helps me go to sleep.
Today mom told us a new story. It was about a brave man, whose government didn’t like him. The government took him to prison, but his family broke him out, and they ran to england. I wish that could really happen. Personally, I am sick of those burqas.
THEY ARE UGLY.
What is prison like? Do they feed you. Are there beds there? What do you do all day?
Your little Malali,
Postcard to Father assignment -
Why this lesson important: Students have a hard time at this age seeing events and issues from other individuals’ perspectives and I feel that this skill is essential when it comes to fully understanding real world problems.
ELACC5RL6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.