Module 2B: Voices of Adversity

Contributed By
UnboundEd
Subjects
English-Language Arts
Grades
Grade 6

Module 2B: Voices of Adversity

Students explore the idea of adversity of people across time/place, and through multiple modes of writing.

39 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS (39 HOURS)


Description

In this eight-week module, students explore the idea of adversity of people across time and place, and through multiple modes of writing. Students begin this module with a research-based unit on the Middle Ages. They read informational articles about various aspects of medieval life, learning and practicing the skills of summarizing an article, analyzing how ideas are developed across a text, and describing how a part of a text contributes to the whole. Students then break into expert groups to read closely about one demographic group. They practice the informational reading skills they have learned and explore the adversities faced by that group.

The Following Units Are Included within this Module:

  • Unit 1:  Reading Closely and Writing to Learn:  Adversities in Medieval Times
  • Unit 2:  Monologues, Language, and Literary Argument:  Voices of Medieval Village
  • Unit 3:  Analyzing, Comparing, Sharing:  Modern Voices of Adversity

Lessons are organized under each unit.

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