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Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Critical Discussion of Social Issues
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 45-minute sessions, plus additional time for students to read a book outside of class|
Rochester, New York
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges (NY: Scholastic Press, 1999)
- The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles; illus. by George Ford (NY: Scholastic, 1995)
- The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson; illus. by E.B.Lewis (NY: G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 2001)
- The Royal Bee by Frances Park and Ginger Park; illus. by Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang (Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2000)
- Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard; illus. by E.B. Lewis (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000)
- Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (NY: Harper/Trophy, 1990)
- Knots in My Yo-yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid by Jerry Spinelli (NY: Knopf, 1998)
- Response Journals
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Obtain copies of all necessary picture books and become familiar with them in preparation for reading aloud and discussion.
- Obtain a class set of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
- Familiarize students with to expectations for an opportunities of Response Journals. Consult ReadWriteThink resources such as Exchanging Ideas by Sharing Journals: Interactive Response in the Classroom or Demonstrating Comprehension Through Journal Writing for ideas on getting students started with response journals.
- If the students are not familiar with literary terms such as viewpoint, setting, and metaphor, specific preparation will be necessary.