ELA Unit based on “Half a Moon”, “The Ingredients”, “The R(Evolution) of Nigeria

Bruins' K-12 Superstore
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
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12 pages
Bruins' K-12 Superstore
Part of the Teach for Justice
This resource is part of a collection of educator-created, expert-vetted resources to help you create learning environments to support every student, challenge biases, and encourage discussions around race and social injustice. Explore the collection.


Please use the collection of short stories Black Enough, published by Balzer + Bray (ISBN-10 : 0062698729) or the story sample pack at https://issuu.com/childrensbooks/docs/blackenough_sampler to go with this product.

Teachers and Parents,

This unit was created under the express intention of promoting social justice, equality and tolerance of all individuals. As such I have included community service projects like starting a GSA at a school site as well as ideas for multicultural festivals and presentations to go along with the plot questions, vocabulary and essay topics that I have for each short story. In addition to these, my lesson plans invite kids to discuss difficult issues such as the added academic pressure and social stigmas that come from being born to African-American professional parents in non-threatening group settings prior to reading the stories for which these are central thematic topics. This is my Anticipation Guide section and is a strategy aimed at motivating and facilitating the reading success of lower-achievement students.

I offer this product for free as part of the Teachers Pay Teachers Teach for Social Justice Program. I do have a similar activities for the entire collection. Feel free to check out my store and follow me for more educational products.

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Black Enough Unit

Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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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.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
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.


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