Differentiated Lessons for Teaching “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan
Informational texts and literature to accompany Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club skillfully interweaves the stories of four mothers and four daughters, forty years apart. The mothers are immigrants from China and their daughters first-generation Chinese Americans. Through chapters that rotate narrator voices among the characters, they unravel family secrets, tragedies, and triumphs.
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Additional Reading Practice
Differentiated Applied Writing Lessons for Grades 4-12
- Family History: How do family history and traditions contribute to your identity?
- Family and Influence: How do our families help shape the people we become?
- Cultural Memoirs: How does culture help shape the people we become?
- Through Their Eyes: How do authors use point of view and perspective to affect their readers’ experience of a story?
Direct Instruction on Key Skills & Concepts