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A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan

A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
A Raisin in the Sun Complete Unit Plan
Product Description
This extensive, literary unit plan for A Raisin in the Sun is designed around the philosophy of developing close reading skills and text based responses which require supporting evidence for nearly every aspect of each scene. The literary unit is completely original and has been keenly tuned to address a wide range of learners with varying reading comprehension skills. In short, this unit will help all students to look closely at the playwright’s craft and encourage them to write thoughtful, in depth responses and support their ideas with evidence from the text.

I adhere to the basic principal that each lesson requires the students to continually refer back to the text to support their ideas or opinions. Through a variety of designs, the graphic organizers, worksheets, and chart fill-ins enhance close reading techniques as the students will be required to cite evidence from the text to support their answers and opinions. All lessons conclude with a “closure” activity which helps the students to review the key concepts discussed during the lesson and to offer a personal opinion about the material learned.

Overview of the Unit:

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
Bloom’s Taxonomy language used throughout
Each activity reinforces the practice of close reading
Each activity requires students to locate textual evidence to support their answers and opinions
**Lessons can be completed independently, with partners or in small groups
**All material deliberately constructed to be presented with smart-board technology, LCD projects, etc.
**Assignments intended to be photocopied and given as class handouts with space available for students’ responses
Any assignment can be collected for a formal grade or to assess a student’s comprehension of the reading or assignment

The 160 page unit plan includes the following:

Table of Contents

Part 1: ………………Acts I-III Full Lessons for Every Scene………..

Act I, Scene I: ………………..Daily lesson plans and activity sheets.………
• Evaluate the importance of imagery
• Identifying initial character conflicts
• Analyze Walter and Ruth’s relationship
• Mama’s dream and its importance
• Importance of Mama’s check
• Initial importance of Mama’s plant
• Individual characterizations
• Family members’ value system

Act I, Scene II : ……………..Daily lesson plans and activity sheets...
• Examining Asagai and Beneatha’s relationship
• Specify family issues between Walter and Mama
• How Ruth’s pregnancy effects the family

Act II, Scene I: …………….Daily lesson plans and activity sheet….
• Assessing the influence of the Younger’s African heritage
• Walter and Ruth’s evaluation of their marriage
• Reactions to Mama’s purchase of the house

Act II, Scene II: ………...Daily lesson plans and activity sheets……
• Critique of Beneatha and George’s relationship
• Assessment of Mrs. Johnson’s visit
• Interpreting the significance of giving Walter the money

Act II, Scene III: ….……...Daily lesson plans and activity sheets……
• Deconstructing Mr. Lindner’s veiled racism
• Justifying the family’s reaction to the loss of the money

Act III, Scene I: ………...Daily lesson plans and activity sheets……
• Analysis of Beneatha and Asagai’s debate
• Examining Beneatha’s comments to Walter
• Paraphrasing the Youngers’ comments to Mr. Lindner
• Summarizing Walter’s emotional outburst
• Justification of Walter’s transformation
• Demonstrate an understanding of the family’s dreams

Part 2: ……………………………Homework………..….………………
• Initial personality traits
• Examining Beneatha and Asagai’s conversation
• Mama’s confrontation with Walter
• Walter’s affect on his family
• Mama and Mrs. Johnson’s conflict
• The arrival of Mr. Lindner
• Analyzing the play’s climax
• Evaluating the significance of Clybourne Park
• Writing a letter: Ruth’s perspective
• Writing a letter: Mama’s perspective
• Writing a letter: Walter’s perspective
• Writing a letter: Beneatha’s persective
• Family’s reaction to the loss of the money
• “Two Walters”
• “Going Beyond the Text” : Leaving the apartment
• “Going Beyond the Text”: Family dynamics
• “Going Beyond the Text”: Beneatha’s relationships
• Symbolic importance of Mama’s plan

Part 3: …………………………….Transitional Words and Phrases…
• Over 100 words and phrases designed to enhance student writing
• Appropriate for all grade levels
• Appropriate for all levels of writing ability

Part 4: ……………………………Unit Tests and Essay……………..
• Two assessments:
• (1) 40 multiple choice questions
• (1) Matching, True/False, Identify the Speaker, Identify the Character, Multiple Choice
• Designed to follow the play’s plot in sequential order
• Two separate answer keys
• Several possible essay questions

**If you have any questions before purchasing, just ask! I’d be happy to answer any questions.


Total Pages
111 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
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