Everything you need to teach this fabulous play!
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN-Comprehensive Bundle of Activities and Assessments
Drama presents incredible opportunities for students to examine and learn about plot, characterization, and symbolism. Lorraine’s Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, full of universal themes, challenges kids’ perspectives of poverty, racism, family, gender roles, and so much more.
This bundle of resources for A Raisin in the Sun contains all you need to teach the play: an introduction to the author and setting, comprehension and analysis questions for each act, activities to focus on symbolism, lessons examining themes and motifs, and a variety of formal and creative assessments.
To begin, an INTRODUCTION
to the playwright and the setting including
an article about her family’s struggle with housing discrimination
an annotation activity for Langston Hughes’s “Harlem”
an activity addressing the author’s purpose for writing the play
Included in this bundle are COMPREHENSION AND ANALYSIS QUESTIONS
divided by Act and Scene.
Act 1 includes 49 questions; Act 2, 78 questions; and Act 3, 47 questions.
Many questions include text from the play for student analysis, and others require students to provide illustrative text to support their answers
Some packets include graphic organizers
Questions address plot, character, symbolism, diction, and motivation
There are various ENGAGING ACTIVITIES FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:
The Character’s Cell Phone
Students choose options for apps on the character’s cell phone under these categories:
Entertainment (Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube)
Social connections (Facebook, Instagram, and match.com)
Shopping on Amazon
Self-indulgence (selfies, bitmoji, ringtones, games)
Instructions guide them to discuss their choices, discuss how the character’s would use the apps, and demonstrate understanding of Hansberry’s characterization.
Students receive a template on which they write a theme from the play and doodle or draw illustrations or symbols that depict the theme.
I provide spaces in which they write a quote with citation that they’ve chosen to represent the characters.
Students include an illustrated depiction of the character in the block as well.
Another space prompts kids to write a quote that illustrates a prominent symbol in the play.
Then they must doodle their depiction of the symbol in the block
A character’s journal after completion of Act 1
A bundled collection of 10 ten culminating activities which includes:
Analysis from different perspectives of Langston Hughes’s poem, “Let America be America Again”
A graphic organizer prompting discussion of Hansberry’s use of symbols to enhance characterization
And eight more choices for culminating activities such as dialogues, letters, sequels, etc.
Activities to complete while viewing the 2008 version of A Raisin in the Sun
Gender role activity
Comprehensive final test with multiple choice, short answer (complete sentence), and paragraph questions and prompts.
Formal essay prompts including four prompts about symbolism, gender roles, universality, and dreams
Poster or Packet Cover
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Related Products ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN-Introduction to Author, Play, and Setting with Activities ⭐ A Raisin in the Sun Act 1, Evaluation or Close Reading Activity ⭐ A Raisin in the Sun Act 1 Character Journal Writing Activity ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN Act 2 Questions for Comprehension and Analysis ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN Act 3 Questions for Comprehension and Analysis ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN Comprehensive Final Test ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN Creative Characterization Activity ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN Creative Characterization, Theme, and Symbolism Activity ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN-Activities Addressing Gender Roles in the Play ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN-Culminating Activities for Understanding & Appreciation ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN Final Essay Prompts ⭐ A RAISIN IN THE SUN-MINI-PROJECT TO PROMPT DISCUSSION OF RACE IN AMERICA ⭐ A Raisin in the Sun 2008 Movie Guide--Lots of Activities
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