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Alabama Book Festival
Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School and the Alabama Book Festival
Kerry Madden was interviewed about her book, Up Close: Harper Lee. The interview was prepared, filmed, edited, and rendered by students from Brewbaker Tech High School and took place at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, Alabama on April 18, 2009.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[ELA] (5) 2: Use a range of strategies, including drawing conclusions such as opinions about characters based on their actions and summarizing passages, to comprehend fifth-grade recreational reading materials in a variety of genres.
[ELA] (6) 1: Apply strategies, including making complex predictions, interpreting characters' behaviors, and comparing and contrasting, to comprehend sixth-grade recreational reading materials.
[ELA] (7) 1: Apply strategies appropriate to the type of reading material, including setting purposes for reading and making generalizations, to comprehend seventh-grade recreational reading materials.
[ELA2010] (6) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. [RL.6.2]
[ELA2010] (6) 3: Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. [RL.6.3]
[ELA2010] (6) 6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. [RL.6.6]
[ELA2010] (6) 16: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. [RI.6.6]
[ELA2010] (7) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.7.2]
[ELA2010] (7) 3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot). [RL.7.3]
[ELA2010] (7) 6: Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text. [RL.7.6]
[ELA2010] (7) 14: Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas. [RI.7.5]
[ELA2010] (8) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.8.2]
[ELA2010] (8) 3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. [RL.8.3]
[ELA2010] (8) 15: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. [RI.8.6]