TOOLKIT: OBJECT CONNECTION
SUBJECT: HISTORY / LANGUAGE ARTS
ARTIST: CHIHARU SHIOTA
GRADE: recommended 4th-12th grade
Students understand how objects and places can be tied to memories.
1. How are your memories tied to places?
2. How are your memories tied to objects?
3. What can you tell about an object by knowing about who owns the object?
4. What can you tell about an object depending on where it belongs?
1. Trace of Memory (2013) by Chiharu Shiota
Choose an object that you have a connection with. Write a story about this object from three different perspectives. Use different characters, time periods or styles, but have this object be the center of all the stories.
PENNSYLVANIA CORE STANDARDS
Production and Distribution of Writing: (CC.8.6.6.C.-CC.8.6.12.C.)
-produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
-with some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed
Research to Build and Present Knowledge: (CC.8.6.6-8.F.-CC.8.6.12.F.)
-conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration
-write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
Narrative Focus: (CC.1.4.4.N-CC.1.4.5.N)
-orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters.
-engage and orient the reader by establishing a context (problem, situation, or observation) and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters
Narrative Content: (CC.1.4.6.O-CC.1.4.12.O)
-use narrative techniques such as dialogue, description, reflection, and pacing to develop experiences, events, and/or characters; use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events
Narrative Style: (CC.1.4.4.Q)
-choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely
-write with an awareness of style, using sentences of varying length; expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style
-writing with an understanding of stylistic aspects of writing including: precise language; varied structure and language chosen for style and audience; developing and maintaining a consistent, specific voice