Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles

Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
Introducing the Civil Rights Movement with Literature Circles
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This unit introduces students to the concepts of Literature Studies through a collection of books involving the Civil Rights Movement. By using the subject of the Civil Rights Movement, students will be exposed to a piece of American history that they are unfamiliar with or have a limited knowledge base from which to work. Reading about the Civil Rights Movement will provide students with great discussion opportunities and a better understanding of that important piece of history. This unit includes two models of literature circle discussion bookmarks that I have created. It also includes a teacher's guide along with ten book discussion guides on the following books: The School is Not White! A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris, Freedom School, Yes by Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper, The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, When Marian Sang, The True Recital of Marian Anderson by Pamela Munez Ryan, Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo, A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David Adler, Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, Marian Anderson: A Great Singer by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack and Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. I've included my self-scoring guide for students along with a quick scoring guide for the teacher. I've included a poster that I use to reference how the discussion should proceed. I keep this poster on the wall next to my small reading group table. I hope this unit helps you successfully integrate literature studies within your classroom. Enjoy!
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