Night Elie Wiesel: Close Read Comparing Niemoller "First They Came" and Night

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Common Core Aligned. 6 linked activities involving Elie Wiesel's purpose of confronting apathy. Students will evaluate essential vocabulary for root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Students will then use this new vocabulary to perform close reading exercises and evaluate the thematic premise of Martin Niemoller's poem "First They Came", passages from Night, and a current informational article. Students then evaluate the video "Millennial's Rebuttal" as a argument against Millennial's apathy.

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This Lesson Plan Includes:
1. Teacher Instructions
2. Student Handouts (5 pages of material)
3. 4 Select Passages from Night
4. "Millennial's Rebuttal" video for analysis
5. Necessary Vocabulary Worksheet (roots, prefixes, suffixes)


Lesson Plan:
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.8 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
1. What are the inherent dangers of apathy
2. How is a common theme expressed in different genres? (poetry, memoir, informational text)
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Identify roots and prefixes to define vocabulary
2. Use new vocabulary in a contextual sentence
3. Evaluate the structure of different genres of text and how each structure adds to the author’s purpose
4. Provide analysis and critique of a common theme across genres of text
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
 Activity #1: Students complete Necessary Vocabulary Worksheet
 Activity #2: Students evaluate “First They Came” poem for structure and purpose
 Classroom discussion of student responses
 Activity #3: Students annotate selections from Night and compare thematic premise relative to “First They Came” poem.
 Classroom discussion of student responses
 Activity #4: Students annotate and evaluate informational text concerning
 Classroom discussion of student responses
 Activity #5 Students watch, evaluate, and discuss video
Millennial Rebuttal Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZP-owj7flQ
 Classroom discussion of student responses
 Activity #6: Students write their own poem modeling “First They Came” structure
Total Pages
5
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
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N/A

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Night Elie Wiesel: Close Read Comparing Niemoller "First T
Night Elie Wiesel: Close Read Comparing Niemoller "First T
Night Elie Wiesel: Close Read Comparing Niemoller "First T
Night Elie Wiesel: Close Read Comparing Niemoller "First T