Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

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Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first activity in this unit, the primary focus of the activity is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices. 

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • The level of text complexity for this module would most likely make it appropriate for older grades as well
Pros

  • Makes use of great instructional strategies
  • Learners practice strategies such as rereading, annotating, identifying key vocabulary, and summarizing
Cons

  • None