"A Raisin in the Sun" Complete Unit

Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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59 pages
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This CCSS aligned unit includes a variety of discussion questions, class handouts, quizzes and tests to give students a thorough understanding of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play. Teacher notes and keys for quizzes, discussions questions and the unit test are included. This unit is based on Hansberry’s first edition of the play from the original Broadway Production.

Unit Contents:
* "A Raisin in the Sun" Web Quest with Teacher Notes
* Vocabulary Words and Activity with Teacher Notes
* Vocabulary Quiz with Teacher Key
* Six Banks of Discussion Questions (for Act 1 Scene 1, Act 1 Scene 2, Act 2 Scenes 1-2, Act 2 Scene 3, Act 3 and Culminating Questions) with Teacher Notes
* Four Reading Quizzes (for Act 1, Act 2 Scenes 1-2, Act 2 Scene 3 and Act 3) with Teacher Key
* Scene Comparison Analysis--Poem and Scene from Play with Teacher Notes
* Literary Terms Review and Analysis Handout with Teacher Notes
* Character Development Handout with Teacher Notes
* Thematic Development Handout with Teacher Notes
* Civil Rights Poetry Assignment
* Scene Interpretation--Creative Project Assignment
* Comparison Analysis Handout between the Play and Film
* Multiple Choice Unit Test with Answer Key
* Written Response Test with Answer Key

This unit addresses the Common Core State Standards: RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL7, W4, W7, W10, SL1, L4, and L5a.

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Discussion Questions with Answer Keys ONLY
Reading Quizzes with Answer Keys ONLY
Unit Test with Answer Key ONLY
Total Pages
59 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).


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