Short Stories Bundle: "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, "American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Ursula Le Guin's "She Unnames Them"
These in-depth, detailed lessons can be taught as their own unit or can be incorporated into other units on themes such as social justice, race, and gender. Lessons include detailed teacher plans, sample teacher questions, quick writes, and graphic organizers for students.
What's included in this bundle:
"American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer: Close Reading Lesson (editable)
: This lesson guides students through a close reading of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “American History,” a short story told from the perspective of a young Puerto Rican girl living in New Jersey. Students will use this text to make insights about the American experience.
"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker: Close Reading Lessons (4 days)
: This close reading lesson guides students through Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" and asks them to make insights about characters, themes, and symbols in Walker's famous short story.
"Three Day Mini-Unit: Ursula LeGuin's "She Unnames Them"
: Closely read Ursula LeGuin's short story "She Unnames Them" to get students thinking critically about language and its relationship to power.
*BONUS*Asking Good Questions lesson
: Help students to lead discussions in any classroom! Use this lesson to teach your students how to pose meaningful questions. Students begin by learning the features of level 1-3 questions. They then apply their understanding by formulating meaningful questions about bullying.