SHORT STORY UNIT - NARRATIVE UNIT - Social Issues Theme

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    This bundle of 8 lesson plans explores social issues using reading workshop and writing workshop. Literature used:

    • Five Minutes to Change the World by Peg Kehret (play)
    • How to Tell Renata by Linda Holeman (short story)
    • On the Sidewalk Bleeding by Evan Hunter (short story)
    • Thank You Ma'am by Langston Hughes (short story)
    • The Runaway by Robert Mauro (play)
    • The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers (short story)

    Lessons include:

    • journal prompts and quick writes
    • annotating texts
    • comprehension strategy sticky note activity
    • small and large group discussion
    • carousel brainstorming
    • think-pair-share activity
    • oral reading
    • comprehension strategy stems
    • literary analysis of theme
    • Narrative graphic organizer
    • mentor texts
    • imitating writer's craft
    • character analysis
    • literary devices used in description
    • gallery walk activity
    • book talk options

    Supplementary Literature used:

    • Superman's Song by Crash Test Dummies (song)
    • a variety of infographics
    • The Child Who Walks Backwards by Lorna Crozier (poem)
    • Warrior by Demi Lovato (music video)
    • Gang Violence by Ti’ara D. Perry (poem)
    • The Great Young Offenders Act Debate by Stephen R. Bliss (article)

    Bonus Lessons Include:

    • Introducing Writers Notebooks to Your Students
    • How to Confer with Your Students

    Lessons are adaptable for grades 7 to 12.

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