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This tutorial is perfect for Language Arts or Reading teachers to teach main idea through content area informational text or for Social Studies teachers to reinforce important content area literacy strategies!
Students learn how reading can make an individual powerful by applying close, analytical reading skill as they watch a video clip of the movie Nightjohn, about a former slave who returns to bondage---to teach others how to read and write, read the Slave Codes, laws against teaching slaves literacy skills, read an excerpt from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, and an informational article about the history of the Emancipation Proclamation.
This lesson includes:
* Passages of The Slave Codes, excerpt from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, and The Emancipation Proclamation: A History
*Like to video clip of the movie Nightjohn
*Questions based on the Sunshine State Standards for Reading Applications (Main Idea, Relevant Details, Text Patterns, Compare Contrast, Cause and Effect)
* Powerpoint Presentation that guides students through various activities, including the #HashtagAnnotationStrategy
*Writing prompt and scoring guide (at the end of the power point)