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Sharon Draper Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about author Sharon Draper with help from this lesson plan. Students will use two text lessons to gather information, conduct mock interviews to reinforce key concepts, and put new understanding into context with a fun project.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • provide a biography of Sharon Draper
  • ask and answer questions about Sharon Draper

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Sharon Mills Draper
  • Honors
  • Challenges of teenagers
  • Teaching
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Warm-Up and Preparation

  • Have students prepare for the lesson by creating a journalist's notebook.
  • Start by having students cut loose leaf or notebook paper in half vertically, then adding a piece of construction paper to the front to make a cover.
  • Staple together at the top.
  • Add tape across the top to cover the staple line.
  • Allow students to decorate the cover, if desired.

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