NO PREP Novel Unit contains 25 easy-to-follow student handouts, 25 comprehensive lesson plans - containing Brown Girl, Brownstones chapter discussion questions and answers, chapter bell ringers, chapter vocabulary and chapter writing assignments for all 25 sections of the novel, Brown Girl, Brownstones by African-American author, Paule Marshall.
Best culturally-relevant novel for New York City High School Students!
170 pages of NO PREP materials!
Perfect for 60 minute lessons.
**Zip file includes editable .PDF & .DOC formats **
25 STUDENT HANDOUTS & LESSON PLANS INCLUDE:
- CCSS-aligned standards and focus
- Daily Chapter-Related Bell Ringer: CCSS-aligned
- Chapter Vocabulary
- Chapter Discussion Questions: CCSS-aligned
- Discussion Question ANSWER KEY
- Chapter Writing Prompt (full-page assignment): CCSS-aligned
- Differentiation Suggestions
- BONUS: 4-point rubric for bell ringer
- BONUS: 16-point writing checklist / grading rubric for writing prompts
The self-explanatory, easy to follow lesson plans and student packet can be printed for student use, used as a teacher-copy to guide high-level discussion, or projected onto the board or pasted into a PPT/SmartBoard slide for a NO PREP novel study unit!
This is an Z+ level book for students reading at a 9th - 12th grade reading level, with content and themes recommended for high school (Grades 9 - 12).
This product contains 25 complete lesson plans and student handouts for all 25 sections of the novel, Brown Girl, Brownstones - plus 9 post-reading writing assignments.
60 PAGES OF STUDENTS HANDOUTS:
Every handout contains a bell ringer, vocabulary and a full-page writing prompt.
100 PAGES OF LESSON PLANS:
Every lesson contains a bell ringer, section vocabulary with definitions, text-based discussion questions with answer key (common core aligned: grades 9-10) and text-dependent writing prompts (common core aligned: grades 9-12).
3 REUSABLE WRITING CHECKLISTS / GRADING RUBRICS FOR 25 WRITING PROMPTS:
In addition to hundreds of common-core aligned discussion questions and bell ringers for Grades 9-10 reading literature standards, the 25 full-page writing prompts reinforce common core aligned New York English Language Arts Regents (Grades 9 - 12) writing prompts for all 25 sections of the Novel, Brown Girl, Brownstones.
Students enjoy equal practice with each of the three following prompts:
8 Lit Analysis Prompts (NY ELA Regents Exam #27): Choose a specific literary element (theme, characterization, structure, point of view, etc.) or literary technique (symbolism, irony, dialogue, figurative language, etc.). In a well-developed paragraph show how the author used that element or technique to develop the passage.
8 Critical Lens Prompts (NY ELA Regents Exam #28): Provide a valid interpretation of the statement, agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from Brown Girl, Brownstones and one other work of literature you have read.
9 Controlling Idea Prompts (NY ELA Regents Exam #26): Write a well-developed paragraph in which you use ideas from two passages from Brown Girl, Brownstones to establish a controlling idea about x. Develop your controlling idea using specific examples and details from both passages.
This novel about a Barbadian-American girl raised in New York City by immigrant parents in Brooklyn, is a culturally-relevant novel perfect for urban students, New York City teenagers, students of color, or any high school students. Engage students in thoughtful analysis and discussion of racism, segregation, independence, freedom, perseverance, grit, belonging, individuality, cultural identity, morality, assimilation, the American Dream, and more!
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