Black Lives Matter & Social Justice Lit Circle Unit Bundle

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9th - 12th
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Teach the Black Lives Matter movement, engage students in social justice issues, and encourage collaboration through lit circles with this Black Lives Matter & Social Justice Lit Circle Bundle--online or in person!

This literature circle includes material for teaching The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

This bundle also includes a social justice speech project plus supplementary materials like a social justice graphic organizer and a worksheet for Netflix's "13th" film.

Students will choose one of the three novels to read as well as a social justice topic for an end-of-unit speech project. During the 5-week reading phase, students will read their chosen novel, work on novel-specific activities, and meet with their groups. They will also research and outline their final speeches.

After finishing their books, they will engage in a final discussion with their group's about the books' fundamental themes and present their social justice speech.

Students will all work on materials tailored to their specific novels, but teachers can keep their grade books the same for each student!

The assignments for each novel are carefully aligned and created so that each is unique to the book, but teachers can keep their grade books aligned. For example, there are 5 quizzes, 5 sets of reading questions, 5 writing prompts within the reading journals, etc.

Every resource included is printable and digital! Teach this lit circle unit with in-person, virtual, or hybrid learning!

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All of the writing prompts in each novel's reading journal and workbook are based on a "Claim, Evidence, Reasoning" format. If you'd like to teach C-E-R skills along with this unit, I recommend my Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Bundle.

Looking for more social justice supplemental material? Check out:

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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.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
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.


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