This Common Core resource includes over 105 rigorous unit learning tasks for Sharon Draper’s “Fire From the Rock” and Hazelwood High Series including "Tears of a Tiger,” “Forged by Fire,” and “Darkness Before Dawn." Purchased separately, these activities would cost $32.00, but you can purchase them for the combo price of $28.00. These teacher-created learning tasks include standard(s) alignment using the language of Common Core State Standards. The unit activities represent a balance of analysis and evaluation activities focusing on a variety of literary elements, constructed responses, and extended informational/explanatory and argumentative writing. The resource includes speaking and listening activities including creating a website using Wix.com. This resource also includes some embedded external documents, charts and informational texts that have thematic parallels with “Fire From the Rock,” "Tears of a Tiger,” “Forged by Fire,” and “Darkness Before Dawn." The learning tasks will delve deeper into the complex character development, figurative and connotative meanings, and themes that have made the novels literary classics.
Critical reading of literary texts is a critical component of the Common Core State Standards, and analyzing texts is a key skill that students will need for college and the jobs of the future. The critical foci of the learning tasks include:
1. Figurative and connotative meanings
2. Citing strong and thorough textual evidence (inferencing)
3. Analyzing themes and their development over the course of the text.
4. Analyzing complex character development
5. Responding to literature using constructed responses and extended writing.
6. Analyzing thematically related information in charts/graphs
7. Collegial discussions and presenting information.
8. Analyzing how the author intentionally structures the text to develop a unique point of view
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Sharon Draper’s "Fire From The Rock" Common Core Tasks - 30 Rigorous Tasks!!
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