English and Black History: Reading "Roll of Thunder"

Grades 6-8 / ELA / History
CCSS: ELA.SL.8.1a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

8

8th Grade

1a

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

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Lesson Objective
Students examine elements of the American Civil Rights Movement
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
What types of questions does Ms. Marquis pose to guide students in analyzing Roll of Thunder?
How does "micro-teaching" by students make the lesson more meaningful?
Notice that students complete additional research to prepare for "micro-teaching"
Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.8.1a

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) English and Black History: Reading "Roll of Thunder"

Grades 6-8 / ELA / History

English and Black History: Reading "Roll of Thunder"