In this lesson, students engage in close reading of an excerpt from Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun
and Langston Hughes's poem "Mother to Son." Then, they respond to a PARCC-inspired writing task requiring them to synthesize their understanding of the readings.
The 22-page resource includes the following:
-explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards
-contextual reading guide
-think aloud with sample annotation passage
-texts of the play excerpt and poem
-literary analysis essay prompt
-short literary analysis essay rubric
-key (with detailed responses for all activities and a sample essay)
Incorporating all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Anchor Standards, this "paired passages" lesson encourages students to practice skills in annotation, drama and poetry analysis, and synthesis writing. They complete handouts with before-, during-, and post-reading strategies, which provide scaffolding for diverse learners. Afterwards, they respond to a literary analysis writing task that imitates the style of the PARCC prototype and asks them to consider universal themes.
With its detailed instructions and samples, this resource would make an excellent lesson for a substitute if you will be out for a couple of days.
If you like this resource, you may want to view these other Paired Passages lessons in my store:
Writing Task Paired Passage: Ain't I a Woman & Phenomenal Woman
Writing Task Paired Passage: Naming Myself & My Name
Writing Task Paired Passage: Myths
Writing Task Paired Passage: Speech and War Prayer
Writing Task Paired Passage: My Last Duchess and To My Dear & Loving Husband
Writing Task Paired Passage: We Wear the Mask & I'm Nobody!
Writing Task Paired Passage: First Lesson & Those Winter Sundays
Writing Task Paired Passage: Kate Chopin & William Faulkner
Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee? Writing Task
Would you prefer digital resources for Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive? Then these may interest you:
Digital Writing Task Resource Road & Harlem
Digital Writing Task Resource Ain't I a Woman? and Phenomenal Woman
Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by ©OCBeachTeacher
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