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Common Core "Of Plymouth Plantation" Lesson Plan, Reading Guide, PPT with KEY!

Kirk's Corner
Grade Levels
11th, Higher Education
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64 pages
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This file includes all you need for instructional delivery of "Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford as it appears in Prentice Hall's Literature: The American Experience (p. 56-67).

What's included?
A detailed lesson plan with pacing and teaching notes.
A reading guide focusing on the reading strategy of breaking down complex texts and answering text-dependent questions with cited evidence.
An answer key for the reading guide.
A reading quiz.
An answer key for the reading quiz.
A rubric for grading written tasks.
A powerpoint with a cute background for guiding the lesson.

Student-friendly objectives for the lesson are
Day 1: Through the study of an excerpt from “Of Plymouth Plantation” the student will be able to
~ determine point of view
~ evaluate narrator credibility
~ identify author’s purpose and provide evidence to justify the claim
Day 2: Through the study of “Of Plymouth Plantation” the student will be able to
~ prepare for and engage in discussion with Accountable Talk
~ respond to a thematic writing prompt with detailed text-evidence

The PPT also includes slide to post Common Core Standards included in the lesson.

Note: This lesson plan intended for English III American Literature course based on Prentice Hall's Literature: The American Experience.

Module 1: Beginnings to 1800

Total Pages
64 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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