Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version

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The eighth lesson plan in this series continues the focus on vocabulary and increasing young readers' awareness of academic language. Pairs of learners participate in a short vocabulary review activity called Interactive Words in which they explore the relationships between words from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) text. Then your class will compare a simple language version of the UDHR with the original text. Through discussion and writing, learners should think about how the simple language version may be useful, as well as what is lost from the original version. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Comes with all necessary auxiliary materials
  • Connects well to a social studies lesson on human rights
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  • None
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