Goals: To use background knowledge and the SOAPSTone strategy to preview a text
Opener: Brainstorm by answering one, some, or all of the following questions in paragraph form. What do you know about the Holocaust? What kind of historic or social context can you place it in? What other historic events could you compare the Holocaust to? What do you know (if anything) about Elie Wiesel? What do you know about the Nobel Prize in Literature? What kinds of symbolism might night or nighttime have in a piece of literature? Why?
Handouts in Class: We checked out Night
Terms and Vocabulary: SOAPSTone
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We checked out books
2. We previewed the text and took notes on the SOAPS