Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill A Mockingbird

Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill A Mockingbird

Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill A Mockingbird

Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill A Mockingbird

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The new Common Core State Standards mean major changes for language arts teachers, particularly the emphasis on “informational text.” How do we shift attention toward informational texts without taking away from the teaching of literature?

The key is informational texts deeply connected to the literary texts you are teaching.

Preparing informational texts for classroom use, however, requires time and effort. Using Informational Text to Teach Literature is designed to help.

In this volume, we offer informational texts connected to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Readings range in genre (inaugural address, historical analysis, autobiography, etiquette book, newspaper editorial, and Supreme Court decision) and topic (the Depression, entails, etiquette, the right to a lawyer, stereotypes, lynching, miscegenation, and heroism).

Each informational text is part of a student-friendly unit, with reading strategies and activities.

Teachers need to incorporate nonfiction in ways that enhance their teaching of literature.The Using Informational Text to Teach Literature series is an invaluable supportive tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475806809
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: The Using Informational Text to Teach Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Audrey Fisch is Professor of English and Coordinator of Secondary English Education at New Jersey City University where she has taught for over twenty years. She has published a wide variety of academic work (including books with Cambridge and Oxford University Presses, numerous scholarly articles, and writing about teaching) and has worked as a curriculum consultant and professional development provider for K-12 districts in New Jersey.

Susan Chenelle has taught English and journalism for six years at University Academy Charter High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she also has served as the English department lead and academic director for humanities. She holds a master’s degree in education from New Jersey City University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Kenyon College.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments How to Use This Book Unit 1: What do Americans have to fear? Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” Unit 2: Who’s poor? Jens Beckert: “Political Structure and Inheritance Law: The Abolition of Entails Unit 3: Does a girl have to be a lady? Lillian Eichler: Book of Etiquette Unit 4: Does everyone deserve a good lawyer?” Stephen Jones: “The Case for Unpopular Clients” Unit 5: What is a lynch mob? Clarence Norris and Sybil D. Washington: The Last of the Scottsboro Boys: An Autobiography Haywood Patterson and Earl Conrad: Scottsboro Boy Unit 6: What’s up with Mr. Dolphus Raymond? Chief Justice Earl Warren, Loving v. Virginia Unit 7: Is Atticus a hero? David Margolick, “To Attack A Lawyer In 'To Kill a Mockingbird': An Iconoclast Takes Aim At A Hero” Rubrics Two additional units are available on the series website: Chapter 8: What is the meaning of rabies in Mockingbird? R. A. Craig: Common Diseases of Farm Animals Chapter 9: What does Scout really know about Calpurnia? Claudia Durst Johnson, “Interview: A Perspective on the 1930s” About the Authors Answers to all sections are available on the series website:
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