An important ritual presented in the novel is the

  • No School
  • AA 1
  • 196

This preview shows page 16 - 19 out of 196 pages.

character, Okonkwo, breaks and shares a kola nut with visitors in his home. An important ritual presented in the novel is the Feast of the New Yam that blesses and celebrates the approaching harvest season. What are some customs practiced by your family? Why do you enjoy them? Are they ever an embarrassment to you? Do you know of any customs other families have that interest you? What rituals are a part of your life? Are these rituals based on religion or family heritage? Do you take these rituals for granted? Do you ever take part in them without knowing the reasons for them? Do you cherish any part of the ritual? Are there any customs in your community that you enjoy or observe? What are some rituals practiced by society as a whole? Is there any importance in continuing various customs or rituals? In a one-page journal entry, reflect upon these questions. Your journals may also include your own experiences. Note to Teacher: Encourage discussion before assigning this journal to motivate the students. Make sure that students realize that classroom journals are designed to be a point of dialogue between the teacher and student, and as such they should not include information that they would not want their teacher to know.
Image of page 16

Subscribe to view the full document.

Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Pre-Reading Journal Writing Objective: Identifying with literary concepts Activity In Things Fall Apart, the author conveys the importance of a culture through the many rituals and customs of the Nigerian people. One of the first customs shown in the novel occurs when the main character, Okonkwo, breaks and shares a kola nut with visitors in his home. An important ritual presented in the novel is the Feast of the New Yam that blesses and celebrates the approaching harvest season. What are some customs practiced by your family? Why do you enjoy them? Are they ever an embarrassment to you? Do you know of any customs other families have that interest you? What rituals are a part of your life? Are these rituals based on religion or family heritage? Do you take these rituals for granted? Do you ever take part in them without knowing the reasons for them? Do you cherish any part of the ritual? Are there any customs in your community that you enjoy or observe? What are some rituals practiced by society as a whole? Is there any importance in continuing various customs or rituals? In a one-page journal entry, reflect upon these questions. Your journals may also include your own experiences. S - 15 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
Image of page 17
T - 16 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Pre-Reading Proverbs Objective: Understanding the importance of proverb as a literary concept Identifying with a culture through language Activity Authors utilize proverbs to emphasize important morals, life lessons, and truths. These concise sayings provide the readers with a glimpse into the characters, settings, plot, and themes valuable to the literary work.
Image of page 18

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 19

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes