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44 reviewed resources for a raisin in the sun

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A Raisin in the Sun: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 11th
Augment a unit on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun with a thorough study guide. Pupils set up a reading schedule, summarize what they have read, keep a vocabulary list, create and respond to questions, and select activities from...
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A Raisin In The Sun

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders complete a brief journal entry explaining what they would do with one million dollars. They read and discuss "Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes. Students finish reading Act I of A Raisin In The Sun and identify the...
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A Raisin in the Sun Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Readers respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun in an online interactive reading comprehension worksheet. Once they complete the assignment, learners may submit their answers to be scored.
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A Raisin in the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Or does it explode? Discuss the ultimate deferred dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun with a handy crossword puzzle that reviews key names and details from the play.
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Define My Own Destiny: Using Arrested Development and Lauryn Hill to Teach Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Literary themes don't just belong to literature. High schoolers listen to the lyrics of modern songs by Arrested Development, Lauryn Hill, and others to enhance their study and to connect to characters, conflicts, and themes of Lorraine...
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A Raisin in the Sun and Dreams Deferred

For Teachers 10th Standards
To conclude a study of A Raisin in the Sun and to prepare for a visit to the Lewis Museum, class members analyze Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem." Learners then draw connections to characters in the play and to their own experiences by...
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Quest for the American Dream

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
How does Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun factor into a discussion of the American dream? High schoolers define the American dream and recognize the historical setting of the play. Additionally, they identify forms of...
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Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students translate the print based content of the play by utilizing mixed media skills to communicate an argument. In this play translation lesson, students analyze and translate the play A Raisin in the Sun and explore themes from the...
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Final Project for Unit on Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun"

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders read and analyze Act III of "A Raisin in the Sun." They write and create the first scene of an imaginary Act IV, writing dialogue, themes, and stage direction for the characters.
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BioPoem Multicultural Activity For A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write a biopoem. In this literature and poetry writing lesson, students write a biopoem about the characters in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry following a specific given format. Examples and format are included.
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Identity in A Raisin in the Sun

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders read the play, "A Raisin in the Sun," and participate in a class discussion about "identity." They discuss racial identity and examine and interpret how community influences a personal identity. They demonstrate how...
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The Great Debate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Groups of learners investigate the persuasive genre of writing as they research and present on an issue. They research the Internet (possible websites are included) for a topic and locate information to present to the opposing team. In...
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A Raisin in the Sun, Harlem, and the American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Or does it explode? Study the dream deferred with a collection based on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Complete with lessons, activities, and writing prompts, the collection provides ways to expand your unit on the American...
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Activity Analysis #3

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders, before being introduced to the novel "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, experience of variety of activities dealing with raisins and dreams. They begin by writing a short essay predicting what they think will...
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4 Corners Pre-reading Strategy for A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider different statements based on the themes from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, and decide what they think of the statement. They share their ideas as a class and discuss all sides to a idea. 
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Scene Writing: Literacy and Playwriting

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Drama is ever-present in our daily lives and eloquently depicted on stage. Middle schoolers practice writing scenes based on different prompts and frameworks, and then perform those creative scenes for their classmates. The activities...
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Directed Reading Thinking Activity: "A Raisin in the Sun"

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students predict outcomes of a text. In this comprehension strategy lesson, students read a poem and compare it to the play A Raisin in the Sun. Students discuss their similarities and the power of dreams.
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Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...
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ReQuest Strategy: Reciprocal Questioning

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Explore reciprocal questioning with this ReQuest comprehension strategy. After reading a passage, learners first question the teacher, trying to "stump" her. Then it is the teacher's turn to ask the pupils questions. All correct answers...
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Fun in the Sun

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners learn about safe summertime play and responsibility. In this Clifford-themed lesson plan, students read Clifford Keeps Cool, use a time line to discuss the story, and participate in a summertime picnic activity.
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A Raisin in the Sun: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students study A Raisin in the Sun. Students study new vocabulary through a game of bingo. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" as a supplementary text. Students create their own bingo cards.
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Problematic Situation For A Raisin In the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the different perspectives within the text. In this language arts lesson, students read A Raisin in the Sun and discuss what they would do if they were in the same position as the Younger family.
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.8

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
It is no easy feat to wade through legal and political documents. And incorporating this type of informational text into a literature class can also be a challenge. Here’s a resource that includes suggestions for how to address this...
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Act It Out!

For Teachers 8th - 11th
An effective way to demonstrate understanding is by synthesizing one's own work. Use a creative instructional activity designed for a unit on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun for small groups to show what they know about the...