There are two large lessons in this bundle. One is a designed for students who are struggling learners. The second is an in-depth student of the text and primary sources from the same era.
Print out the table on irony, slide 8 and 34, and questions on slides 32-33. These are the handouts needed for the story. Make copies for your students.
Distribute the table first. Then, lead students through the power point presentation filling in the chart on irony from the song and also from the author’s life. Let students know that though this is a slave narrative, there are some surprising facts (helping students understand irony).
Students will complete the questions and answers as they read. Either collect the responses for assessment or do a “walk around” assessment. Answers are provided to review with students.
Then to practice what they’ve learned, students will create a story book written for a different audience. They will do this with their questions and answers.
Lesson 2 is an in depth study of primary sources. Students will divide into groups, read, and answer questions about their sources. They will present their information to the class and analyze the document with writing activities.
For an extension activity students will write a narrative about a frightening experience. A sample writing plan and essay are included.