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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 - An Instructional Guide for Literature
Product Number: EL14820
Connect students with events from the past by completing challenging activities and lessons with this guide about a story based on tragic events that occurred in Birmingham as a result of racism. The Watsons visit their grandma in Birmingham, intending to have their troubled son stay with her to learn some discipline, but return home when there is a bombing in a local church. This literary instructional guide is filled with rigorous cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the fictional text to teach students how to comprehend complex literature and help them understand the significance of the historical events on which the story is based. This resource supports College and Career Readiness Standards and is packed with tools to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. This is the perfect way to add rigor to your students’ explorations of rich, complex literature. Correlated to the academic standards of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and all Canadian provinces. Teacher plan and student pages are broken down in sections or chapters depending on the book. Questions are written at two levels of complexity to allow the teacher to decide which questions best meet the needs of their students. In each section of lesson plans teachers will see activities to use literature as a writing prompt. 72 pages.