Coda: What Gives This Story Power? Re-Examining Powerful Stories

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Writers consider what makes a story powerful as they listen to a short story about Frederick Douglass. Once finished, small groups complete a worksheet to analyze what makes the story so enduring.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • As a pre-reading strategy, invite pupils to share about the most influential story or poem they've ever read
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson 11 from the consecutive 12-part Grade 7 ELA Module 3, Unit 3 series
  • Requires the Powerful Stories anchor chart from Unit 1, Lesson 1
Pros

  • Provides opportunities for differentiated instruction 
  • Includes teaching notes with useful tips and reminders
Cons

  • None