All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely Novel Unit Bundle

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9th - 12th
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Hoping to take the stress out of teaching All American Boys to your class? Want to dive deeply into Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's poignant novel, but just can't stomach spending the hours it takes to put together the questions, quizzes, and worksheets necessary? This All American Boys bundle takes the stress out of planning for you, while leaving you the flexibility to focus on the skills, lessons, themes, and discussions you want to have--online or in-person!

Here is an idea of what your unit could look like:

  • First, build some background knowledge and introduce the novel with the included Introduction Presentation. Customize this for your class!
  • Students will begin thinking about the topic of police brutality in America with the Introductory Gallery Walk Activity. As a bonus, they will get out of their seats, move around, and have meaningful discussions!
  • As they read, students will answer reading questions to make sure they don't miss anything important whether you read as a class, independently, or as homework.
  • You will be able to keep students accountable with regular quizzes without wasting a ton of class time--or spending your whole life grading them!
  • Students will also practice their ability to make claims and use evidence in reasoning as they respond to the writing prompts in their All American Boys Reading Journal and Workbook. That is, of course, they will in between the included mini-lessons and fun, creativity pages!
  • After students have finished, engage them in an All American Boys Discussion Activity about the themes in the novel.
  • Students will also be able to keep track of where they are with some All American Boys themed bookmarks.

With the exception of the bookmarks, all included resources come with digital and printable versions!

Make this a lit circle! My The Hate U Give and Dear Martin bundles align perfectly! Each of these police brutality units has the same number of quizzes, reading question sections, and journal prompts to make differentiating and keeping the grade book neat nice and easy!

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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.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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