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This lesson connects three texts: Robert Hayden’s poem “Frederick Douglass,” an excerpt from Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom, and the New York Times article “Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.” This lesson makes learning relevant for your students through real-world connections, while also meeting expectations of the Common Core Curriculum by employing rigorous nonfiction texts.
This resource can be used for distance learning in Google Classroom with the TpT Digital Layer Tool!
Use this lesson to give your students practice with close reading and the synthesis of ideas. Activity handouts focus on before-, during-, and post-reading strategies and culminate in a short essay, which asks students to consider why education may be limited for certain groups of people.
Additionally, links take students to two video clips on the Internet, one from Poetry Out Loud and the other from the New York Times. These videos facilitate the learning of auditory and visual learners. Furthermore, this lesson incorporates all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards.
The 22-page resource includes the following:
- explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core Anchor Standards
- handout with journal and pre-reading activities
- vocabulary practice
- poem and excerpt texts
- graphic organizers
- post-reading questions
- essay prompt
- peer response handout
- essay rubric
- sample essay
If you like this lesson, you may find my other nonfiction connections lessons useful:
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