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Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 45-minute sessions|
Bay City, Michigan
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Houghton Mifflin, 1998)
- The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy (Peachtree, 2000)
- Selection of Jane Addams Award-Winning Books
- H Diagram
- Book Notes sheet
- Essay Rubric
- Puppet Show Rubric
- Presentation Rubric
- On-Task Checklist
- Jane Addams Peace Association
- Caldecott Medal
- Coretta Scott King Book Award
- Newbery Medal
- Michael L. Printz Award
|1.||Gather a Selection of Jane Addams Award-Winning Books, including Honor books.
|2.||Pair students with a partner. Consideration should be given to which students work well together, get along, and will be able to stay on task.
|3.||Make copies of the H Diagram and Book Notes sheet for each student. Make copies also of the Essay Rubric, Puppet Show Rubric, and Presentation Rubric.
|4.||Gather a few popular titles from other book awards that can be used during the discussion in Session 1, Step 1. Possible selections include:
|5.||Students should already have read and examined Number the Stars by Lois Lowry before beginning this lesson. In addition, students will need a basic understanding of the events surrounding the Holocaust.