This can be used for 8-16 days of interaction and differentiation since students have the opportunity to choose which media/text they will view/read.
What this includes:
8 stations bridging a variety of genres and texts to address the theme of the "Struggle for Freedom" English 1 Unit 2: Collections Curriculum. It would work well with the 8th grade Quarter 3: Move Toward Freedom Unit as well.
4. Excerpts from novels (Works best if you have your own copies of Warriors Don't Cry, Long Walk to Freedom, and any other novels with the theme)
8. Optional (I use the Eulogy of MLK Jr. from Close Readers pages 25-28; if you do not use the Holt McDougal curriculum, you do not need this station or could split another station into 2)
I print all questions and texts, however, all if it can be done online with the website included.
Three stations do require technology.
Speeches include orators like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Elie Wiesel and more
Poetry includes authors like Maya Angelou and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Songs include the national anthem and classics like "Proud to be an American"
Highly engaging lesson for students to be exposed to every genre of text including novels, non-fiction, poetry, video, images, quotes, a eulogy, fiction and to respond to the text based on rhetorical devices and higher-order thinking.