|Subject Area||ELA/Social Studies|
|Unit of Instruction||MLK/Biographies/Civil Rights|
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Texts: “My Brother Martin” from MacMillan Literature book. “Honoring King” from Readworks.org “Martin Luther King, Jr.- The Story of a Dream” a play “The Autobiography of MLK” excerpt from the document from the King Institute “Civil Rights Leader MLK, Jr. from Newsela.com
Class discussion of first hand and second hand accounts.
Text comparison chart together in class (students copy examples off board)
Text comparison questions based on chart and discussion.
Students read Black History Biographies in class and will take notes on their note taking sheet as they read.
Integrating 2 texts activity using “Civil Rights Leader MLK” and “Honoring King”
Comparing dramatic text and a poem- review of structural elements
Essay writing practice: Good Introductions
ALL ASSIGNMENTS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY.
Text comparison chart and questions
Integrating 2 Texts – written summary
Comparison of drama and poem – written paragraphs
Note taking sheet for Biography
Students have been assigned a Living Biography Project which will be due on Monday, February 25, 2019. Student projects should be completed and they should be ready to do their presentations during that week (they will be assigned a day so they can be prepared with their props). They are doing research using a book they have chosen from my classroom collection of African American biographies. These will be read in class and the students will take notes as they read.
For their project, they are to have BOTH an oral and visual presentation. They are to BECOME the person by dressing up and speaking with emotion and feeling, about the experiences of their life and how their life was affected by these experiences. They will tell their story using the pronoun “I.” They can use other props, music, costumes, posters, maps, poems, power point, etc. Please refer to the RUBRIC for grading and expectations.