This multi-media Common Core-aligned mini lesson is designed to help students read "A Dream Deferred" closely. This is great as a stand-alone lesson plan or can be used in conjunction with A Raisin in the Sun.
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Students read the poem (included) and then view several YouTube versions of the poem (including the Sanya Richards-Ross Nike commercial version).
After reading, viewing, and listening, students complete a series of questions that address the following CCSS learning targets:
• I can read closely and find answers explicitly in text (right there answers) and answers that require an inference.
• I can define and identify various forms of figurative language (e.g. simile, metaphor, etc.).
• I can analyze how specific word choices build upon one another to create a cumulative impact on the overall meaning and tone of a text.
• I can closely read complex grade level texts, and I can reread a text to find more information or clarify ideas.
Students complete reading/inference questions and finish the day by composing their own versions of the poem.
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