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Ten lessons have students study literary forms and movements, research important African American artists, analyze the economic frustrations and social dangers that Wright experienced, and compare Wright’s reality with his desires. They also write their own first-person narrative, develop a dialogue for a mediation process, and illustrate and explain key moments in Wright’s life by creating a storyboard. Each lesson features a research activity that relates to an influence in Wright’s life, from the ancient poetry form of the haiku to the importance of the Harlem Renaissance. Supplementary materials feature an assessment tool that requires students to use specific quotations from the novel to substantiate their responses. Grades 9–12. 83 pages.
Common Core correlationsliteraturecurriculumunits centerforlearning
This title is part of the series: BLACK BOY