The Black Reading Teacher

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By The Black Reading Teacher
In this resource, you will find 18 discussion questions that might be useful for sparking discussions after a unit on The Poet X. I could also see this being used for a book club-style discussion. The questions are arranged in chronological order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Cultural Activities
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By The Black Reading Teacher
Close Reading guided questions for Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Scene 1-3. Common Core aligned utilizing the Core Standards for Literature.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5
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By The Black Reading Teacher
This lesson handout has two excerpts from autobiographies of two prominent African American freedom fighters. Students practice a guided annotation strategy and PSAT Reading skills through the text-dependent questions provided.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2
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By The Black Reading Teacher
This is a close reading of Nina Simone/Weldon Irvine's song, "Young, Gifted, and Black." There are PSAT reading skills aligned questions, as well as three distinct readings of the song using the close reading process. Possible uses: Novel study on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
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This handout can be used as an introduction or review of rhetorical techniques. Students are given brief excerpts from written/spoken text, and are led to analyze the primary rhetorical techniques used in each text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
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By The Black Reading Teacher
This handout takes students through a close, critical look at the January 2019 Launch Speech given by Kamala Harris. Students are guided through the text with text-dependent questions, and a graphic organizer to analyze the use of ethos, pathos, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7
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By The Black Reading Teacher
This handout is a close reading workshop that utilizes the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano to have students examine word choice. The lesson contains an AWQ (annotating with a question in mind) framework for marking the text, text-dependent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.10, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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By The Black Reading Teacher
This resource guides students through a study of Phillip Williams's poem, "Declaration," which was written for Chicago Magazine in honor of National Poetry Month. The poem's thematic focus is the dual nature of Chicago, a city deeply divided by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10
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This resource was originally intended to accompany a study unit for A Raisin in the Sun. This is a lesson that I used to closely analyze Gwendolyn Brooks's poem, "To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals," in order to equip my students with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10
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This resource takes student through a closer analysis of Friar Lawrence's monologue in Act 2, scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Students are guided through looking at examples of imagery, figurative language, and the thematic focus of young love's folly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10
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Young, African American, Chicago-based literacy educator who creates materials from the standpoint of teaching for anti-racism. Most of my materials will deal with African American culture, history, and literary themes.

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