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Day of Tears LitPlan Lesson Plans (Download)

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Day of Tears LitPlan Lesson Plans Download


181 pages.
Grades 9-12

Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for Day of Tears by Julius Lester.

It includes:

21 Daily Lessons 
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Evaluation forms
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
And more!

A Few Additional Notes

There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of having the student persuade, express personal opinions, or inform. The first writing assignment asks students to persuade their parents, a teacher, or their school to grant them an additional privilege. The second writing assignment asks students to consider what the abolitionists did and write whether they would have been willing to take great risks to help runaway slaves. In the third writing assignment, students conduct an interview with an older family or community member, with the purpose of recording an oral history for that person.

There are two lessons that include activities that will enhance students' knowledge and understanding of the use of folk songs and folklore that slaves used to secretly communicate with other slaves and supporters, to share information about the Underground Railroad. The assignments in these lessons can be done individually or as a group project.


LitPlan Uses

These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.

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