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Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapters 1-3 Letter Writing Objective: Writing a persuasive letter Activity The fifteen-year-old boy‚ Ikemefuna‚ is forced to leave his homeland and his parents to live with Okonkwo’s family. The young boy “…could not understand what was happening to him or what he had done” that would cause such a drastic change in his life. (Pg. 15) Assume the persona of Ikemefuna‚ and write a letter home to your parents regarding your situation. Imagine the questions, feelings, and attitude you would have in his situation. Letters will vary. One example is below: Dear Mom and Dad, Please come and get me! I am scared to death of this place. The family I am staying with is nice enough, but the father is a cold, mean man who seems to yell at everyone. He treats his entire family as servants. The woman taking care of me has a son‚ Nwoye, who is about my age. I have been trying to think of what I did that was so bad. I remember taking out the garbage that day, so I know it is not that. You both were crying so hard when I left, I knew it could not be because I forgot to do my chores. Did someone die? Do they think I had something to do with it? Who were those men who came and took me away? They grabbed me so violently, it hurt my arm. Then, they tied my hands to the hands of a young girl. I think I know her from school, but I am not sure. Did she hurt someone too? If you will let me know what happened, I will try to apologize for whatever it was that upset those men. I promise to save my cowries until my debt can be repaid. Until then, I will be waiting to hear from you. Your loving son, Ikemefuna
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapters 1-3 Letter Writing Objective: Writing a persuasive letter Activity The fifteen-year-old boy‚ Ikemefuna‚ is forced to leave his homeland and his parents to live with Okonkwo’s family. The young boy “…could not understand what was happening to him or what he had done” that would cause such a drastic change in his life. (Pg. 15) Assume the persona of Ikemefuna‚ and write a letter home to your parents regarding your situation. Imagine the questions, feelings, and attitude you would have in his situation. S - 27 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 28 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapter 4 A Man’s Fate Objective: Assessing character’s personality Activity This chapter of Things Fall Apart continues to reveal more insight into Okonkwo’s character‚ his personal beliefs‚ and his values. The author reiterates the importance of a man’s chi, or personal god as he explains that Okonkwo “deserved his success,…That was not luck.” (Pg. 27) Imagine you are an astrologer; write a horoscope for Okonkwo based on his primary character traits revealed in this chapter.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapter 4 A Man’s Fate Objective: Assessing character’s personality Activity This chapter of Things Fall Apart continues to reveal more insight into Okonkwo’s character‚ his personal beliefs‚ and his values. The author reiterates the importance of a man’s
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