American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer with Adapted Text - Print & Digital

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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This weeklong lesson on the short story “American History” by Judith Cofer Ortiz can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as guided notes, an adapted text, chunked questions, and graphic organizers.

This lesson focuses on focus on the historical approach and biographical approach to literary criticism. The short story centers around the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Included :

*Note taking Google Slides and guided note taking sheet

*Guided reading sheet for original text

*Adapted version of text, chunked with reading questions

*Vocabulary homework

*Vocabulary based warmups and closings (Google Slides with Google Form submission)

*Vocabulary quiz

*Vocabulary analogy practice

*Text-based assessment

*Complete answer keys

*Usage guide

*Common Core (CCSS) alignment

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Total Pages
15 Files
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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