In this three-day, CCSS-aligned unit, students closely read Gretel Ehrlich's "About Men" and discover the ways in which cowboys differ from their stereotypes. Students then reflect on their own beliefs about masculinity before conducting a short research project. Teachers can conclude this unit by assigning a research essay or a reflective essay.
Skills emphasized: Forming evidence-based claims, initiating inquiry to answer a student-generated question
Included in this resource
• Lesson plans
• Anticipation guide
• Research log
• Graphic organizer for initiating inquiry
• Evidence organizer (student copy and teacher copy)
Created by English Teacher's Critical Thinking Store
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