Common Core Aligned Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Maker’s Strike of 1909, By Michelle Markel Read Aloud and Supplementary ELA Activities
Clara immigrated to America. She couldn't speak English, she didn't realize what type of child labor she was engaging in. But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory. Clara never quit, and she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little. Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen. From her short time in America, Clara learned that everyone deserved a fair chance. That you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do anything you put your mind to.
This product includes read aloud discussion questions with accompanying slides, text talk activities where students have exposure to Tier II vocabulary from the text, as well as a written activity reflecting on the text and using the newly acquired vocabulary.
Read Aloud: When reading a book aloud, we often stop to ask our students comprehension and inferential questions about the text. However, for students with language processing delays or students just learning English, having those questions you’ve just asked displayed helps them process and come up with an answer. This content- and vocabulary-rich story is Part 1 of this product.
Text Talk: Now that you’ve read this book, there are some Tier II vocabulary words that you would love your students to start integrating into their speaking and writing. But how?!?! By creating some quick and easy activities to reinforce the meaning of the word. I play these activities once we’ve completed a text. (Part 2)
Writing: In order to ensure language mastery, I have my students engage in a writing activity which allows them to practice general writing skills as well as utilizing new vocabulary. The differentiated writing activity that you can do in class or assign for homework helps students practice writing (and speaking/presenting!) using these new words.
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