Core Assessment Module: Harriet Tubman

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Engage your learners with an independent reading session, a graphic organizer with text-dependent questions, a speaking/listening exercise, some constructed response items, and a summative writing assessment, all centered around Harriet Tubman. The fifth installment in a unit of 10 progresses scaffolding and provides support for the final writing task. Build seventh graders' reasoning and their reactions to the close passage, both of which will provide a great medium to discuss diction, structure, and theme. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Warm up with an anecdote about Harriet Tubman and her accomplishments
  • Extend the activity by having learners research other famous figures that were self-made under hardships to promote the idea of a growth mindset
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals may need a better understanding of context in which this writing takes place

  • Progression of lesson allows teachers to build in differentiation 
  • Text-dependent questions are nicely written and aligned to Common Core standards

  • Rubric not provided for writing assessment; link does not work