"The Barbosa Express" by Ed Vega (7th-12th Grade English Language Arts)

Overview: This is a 90 minute lesson that is part of a larger unit discussing short stories. It can be modified according to grade level (7-12).

Unit Essential Questions: How does an individual’s setting influence who he/she is? What elements of a place make that place unique? How can a historical time period influence the way a city is created and the people who live within it?

Lesson Objective: SWBAT analyze how setting influences a character’s personality and actions.

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