"The Trip" by Sona Charaipotra: Workbook & Identity Mini-Lesson Bundled

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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9 pages
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Workbook & identity mini-lesson for "The Trip" by Sona Charaipotra

A short story from Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home

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Pgs. 1-4: Reading comprehension questions & vocab

Pg. 3: Post-reading extended response

Pg. 5: Identity mini-lesson

Pg. 6: Plotline graphic organizer

Pg. 7: Character graphic organizer
Pg. 8: Story Review Form
Pg. 9: Key


> 30 reading comprehension questions

> Three types of questions:

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Written Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False

> Some questions are 'no wrong answer' or sketch style responses - to encourage independent thinking and creative engagement.

> Story review form AND plotline graphic organizer are career-long re-usables (can be reused with no changes for stories, books, film, and epic poetry).

> Character graphic organizer is specific to the story, not generic.



> Teacher may want to use the identity mini-lesson & short writing activity prior to reading the story. It can be used as a starting point for a variety of self-reflection activities having to do with identity.

> Provides definitions & detailed examples of: ethnicity, nationality, culture, and, race.
> Use to provide or clarify background knowledge 1-2 weeks before reading.
> Use it to deep dive into characters' identities when it is a story/book/play/film/poem theme.

During or post-reading...

> Use it to compare characters' self-identity to how they are treated by others characters. Use it to consider how & why a character identifies themselves. (Example questions: If a character's nationality is Peruvian, is it "wrong" if other characters assume their race to be Mexican? How much does the protagonist care how they are identified by others? In this story, should the protagonist correct others or would that make situation X worse? What seems to carry the most weight in the protagonist's self-identity -- their ethnicity, nationality, culture, or, race?)

> The mini-lesson is a career-long re-usable.

> Story Themes: racial profiling, immigrant experience, xenophobia

> See more images here.


> Purchase this resource for $3 LESS: "The Trip" by Sona Charaipotra: Workbook & Identity Mini-Lesson Bundled

> Identity mini-lesson purchased separately: $13 (coming soon)

> Workbook purchased separately: $6

> Identity full lesson: $25 (coming soon)

<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order. Reflective & no wrong answer questions encourage independent thinking. Roughly 7-8th grade level.

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Come On In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home

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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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