Core Assessment Module: Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass learned to read and write as a slave, rising above his circumstances to produce a canonical narrative. The fourth out of 10 lessons, the resource comes complete with lesson plans, graphic organizers, text-dependent questions, and a summative writing task that asks to identify two key ideas of the passage. Scholars also have to annotate the reading selection by marking main ideas, writing inferences, recording new vocabulary, creating questions about the text, and making connections.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider altering the organizer so it better serves as prewriting for the summative assessment at the end of the lesson
  • Use writing workshops to scaffold struggling writers to success for the summative assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • You may need to model notes for learners; many of them may have a hard time discerning what to write down as well as identifying key ideas and details
Pros

  • Graphic organizers within the resource allow for readers to reflect on how the text has impacted their thinking
  • Aligned to Common Core standards, the resource serves as a great pre- or post-assessment for targeted skills
Cons

  • Link to assessment rubric does not work
  • The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass An American Slave, Written By Himself is usually a core text for 11th grade students; this text may need heavy scaffolding and supports for seventh graders