Reflection: Student Ownership An Introduction to A Lesson Before Dying - Section 3: The Power of a Word


While this lesson went as planned in most sections, my last section of American Literature really got into the discussion over the power of words, so much so that I couldn't cut them off. Throughout the year, they had shown keen interest in debate of any subject, and this proved no different. I allowed them to continue into what would have been our reading time because they were so enthused and still bringing up new points. Everything still worked out; they were so excited about the discussion that they actually read the first chapter as homework to find out how it was connected.

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An Introduction to A Lesson Before Dying

Unit 6: Purpose Across Multiple Texts
Lesson 8 of 17

Objective: SWBAT identify key conflicts in a novel by participating in an improv scenario and making historical inferences.

Big Idea: A young man in the wrong place at the wrong time--A Lesson Before Dying about life in the 1930s South.

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English / Language Arts, Improvisation, equality (American Govt), discussions, analyze details, comparison, historical background, equality
  50 minutes
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