Objective: The students will study and discuss social justice and injustice and how it affects people in real life and in fiction. They will also address the proper ways to voice disapproval of injustices and the proper way to seek justice.
Focus: Listening and Speaking/Writing
Common Core Standards Covered:
Duration: 6-8 weeks
1. How does an author create a great piece of literature?
2. What is justice?
3. Who has the right to carry out justice?
4. What are the causes of injustice?
5. How do we stand up against injustice?
6. How does social class affect equity in society?
What do we want the students to know?
- Elements of narrative
- Characterization (direct and indirect)
- Tone and how it's created (connotation)
- Theme (universal and personal)
- Figurative language
- Point of View
- Narrator and Voice
- Irony and Ambiguity
- Compare tone in fiction and nonfiction
- Analyze dialogue
- Analyze Structure of narrative
- Analyze theme across genres.
- Reading: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Writing: 1 (a, , c, d, f), 2 (a, b, c, d, e, f), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Listening and Speaking: 1 (a, b, c, d), 4 (a, b), 5
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Riverside Unified Common Performance Task
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