Lu Jason Reynolds Novel Study/Trauma Lesson/White Project Bundle

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6th - 9th
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    Trauma Lesson


    1. Lu novel study includes test, questions, activities, essay, worksheets, journal responses, etc. This is an English Language Arts lesson for grades 8, 9, 10, or 11. Your students will enjoy the rigor and creativity of this lesson built on best teaching practices.


    • Digital table of contents
    • Vocabulary worksheet
    • Reading comprehension worksheet
    • Chapter questions with key
    • Purpose of reading questions
    • Close reading questions
    • 6-panel storyboard
    • One-pager theme project
    • Essay: prompt, outline, rubric, self-edit, videos
    • Roll the Dice activity worksheet
    • Plot structure diagram worksheet
    • Compare/contrast character sheet
    • Claim/evidence worksheet
    • Costa's question cues worksheet
    • Philosophical chairs-all items necessary including rubric, checklist etc.
    • Keys/teacher notes
    • Journal responses
    • Activity ideas

    2. Students will learn about the different types of traumas that include intergenerational trauma, raced-based trauma, post traumatic slave trauma, implicit bias, and different types of stressors relating to trauma.


    • Graphic organizers
    • Terminology
    • Slides with directions for each round
    • Summary page

    3. The Whiteness Project is a project in which students who are part of an ethnicity who look white claim that they do not share that they are another ethnicity, and they explain why. It is a grim look into how society treats people of different ethnicities and backgrounds.


    • Instruction Page
    • Link to "Whiteness Project" by Harvard University
    • Summary page

    4. Teaching Tolerance anti-bias framework supports to ensure your students will learn that they are more biased than they think. They take a bias test created by Harvard, watch an unforgettable poetry slam by a student about racism, learn about the "Whiteness Project" grapple with the Trolley Problem, watch a film called "Glory", and discuss "code switching".

    Students will use critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while enjoying the rigor and creativity of this lesson built on best teaching practices.

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    Total Pages
    90 pages
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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