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Using Student-Centered Comprehension Strategies with Elie Wiesel’s Night
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Ten 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Class set of the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel
- Reciprocal Teaching Guidelines
- Discussion Question Guidelines
- Reciprocal Teaching Notes
- Self-Reflection: Taking Part in a Group handout
- Self-Reflection: Taking Part in a Group Interactive
- Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Elie Wiesel
- Interview with Elie Wiesel
- Elie Wiesel
- Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Lauraete for 1986
- A Guide to Night
- Reciprocal Teaching
- Review Reciprocal Teaching from the NCREL Website to explore the basics of the teaching strategy.
- Make copies or provide overhead transparencies of Reciprocal Teaching Guidelines, Discussion Question Guidelines, and Reciprocal Teaching Notes.
- Visit and review the Websites used for research in this lesson to ensure that they are all appropriate for your classroom. Make adjustments to the list of sites students will use as necessary. You may also gather resources from your library and/or media center to supplement students’ research.
- Test the Self-Reflection: Taking Part in a Group on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page. If computers are not available, use the PDF alternative.