Studying Author’s Craft: Carlotta’s Journey

The longest journey begins with a single step. Scholars analyze the details of Carlotta Walls LaNier's journey through the desegregation of schools in the United States. They continue reading the author's memoir, A Mighty Long Way, and complete the Journey to Justice note catcher. Pupils also listen to the song "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" and consider how the lyrics relate to Carlotta's experience.

1 Collection 3 Views 4 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students discuss Carlotta's journey to justice and the barriers she faced along the way
Classroom Considerations

  • Serves as the 10th of 13 consecutive lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1 series
  • In advance of the lesson, search for the song "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" by Sweet Honey in the Rock
Pros

  • Offers tips for lesson differentiation
  • Provides comprehensive teaching notes
Cons

  • None
Common Core