This student centered unit pairs The Bean Trees with A Raisin in the Sun. Students read A Raisin in the Sun in class and read The Bean Trees at home. During the class performance, students are either actors/actresses, set designers, or directors.
This unit contains a pre-reading lesson, the project handout with grading sheets, a sample calendar, Socratic seminar questions and grading sheets, and an essay assignment with rubric.
All parts of this unit can easily be adapted to fit other drama and novel/nonfiction text pairings.