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To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day

To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
To Be A Slave by Julius Lester - Novel In A Day
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In this collaborative activity, your class will read the novel To Be a Slave, the Julius Lester Newberry Award winner, in a day! Each group of your students will be responsible for reading and reporting on one section of the novel. They will need to collaboratively analyze the novel and make inferences about main ideas, theme, write a reflective poem, and complete a summary.

After each group has read and discussed the novel, they will spend two days creating a group poster about their assigned section. Once the posters are complete, the class comes together to do a gallery walk of the posters thus reviewing the entire novel. Students’ view other group's posters about the different sections of the novel. I have the students then come together for a discussion on the novel.

This activity is a great wrap-up to a Civil War unit in ELA or Social Studies or for Black History Month. It also offers practice with many Literature and Speaking and Listening standards.

The product includes:
1. Chart for novel sections and student groups
2. Detail handout explaining the poster requirements
3. Detailed rubric for the poster

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Teaching Duration
3 days
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