A READING section tells about then evaluates this exciting romance-with-adventure novel set upon the lovely island of Bali in its ancient zenith of glory in English, Spanish and Indonesian, making it great for ESL or ELL students as well as all fans of great literature—also handy for a Reading Circle or Reading Center;
A Guided Compositon tied to the reading section teaches how to write in a structured manner a one paragraph Topic/Thesis + Support Details + repeated Topic/Thesis that is with a “TST” pattern important for the Common Core Standards—great for a Writing Center, too;
Three “Swasta Word Searches” tie in with the foregoing Reader;
Two “Swasta Numbers Cryptograms” fun and learning games;
Two “Swasta Letters Cryptograms” fun and learning games;
Two “Swasta Greek Letters Cryptograms” fun and learning games;
There's a page of “Learn More Links” for those wanting to learn more or do research regarding the novel and its remarkable author;
A Handy Basic Literary Terms list for applying the Common Core to the novel CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL for Grades 5-12 parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, (8 not applicable to literature), 9, 10;
A “Literary Terms” Word Search, e.g.: alliteration, antagonist, assonance, climax, figuresofspeech, genre, motif, plot, pointofview, protagonist, setting, simile, structure, style, symbolism, theme [helps with Common Core]
Twenty Questions About Swasta [for getting the students to think, reason, defend, explain orally/in writing];
Basic Balinese language samples—gives insights into the story’s characters and the culture;
Basic Indonesian language vocabulary gives insights into the overall novel by A.A. Tisna;
Certificate Of Completion wraps up the learning packet and is a nice reward item;
You’ll love getting this resource now as it’s packed with printables and activities for long-lasting cultural fun and learning. It imparts a respect for Balinese-Indonesian culture as our world grows smaller. Remember the U.S. is doing much business with China and so business is also growing in geo-politically important Indonesia.
To not know about the author A.A. Pandji Tisna and his Swasta novel is like not knowing about Mark Twain and his Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn. Get this one now.
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