A complete set of supplemental texts to support the novel study of “The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis!
Planning on reading "The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963" with your class? These texts are a great way to add meaningful and thoughtful discussion to your class by exploring topics and themes present in the novel through close reading or text study.
Texts can be read throughout the novel reading to allow students to access:
Content topic: The Civil Rights Movement
Theme: Lingering effects of past events
o How does the past (and our own past experiences) shape how we see the world?
o How do the events of the past fuel change?
- 7 non-fiction articles
- 4 poems
3 bonus texts!