Tackle Tough Topics Through Literature Connections with Context
Good literature treats tough issues with honesty, compassion, and language that breaks down barriers. A Raisin in the Sun has resonated with audiences for 50 years and Related Readings: Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun in Context uses various genres to create new perspectives and contemporary connections with a classic.
Includes an author biography, historical context, a synopsis of the play, and a character chart.
Carefully chosen selections of nonfiction, artwork, poetry, magazine articles, and song lyrics, which connect with A Raisin in the Sun and increase:
- Comprehension and Analysis: Students relate varied genres to the play, deepening their interaction with the text.
- Reading: Timely and relevant pieces engage student interest.
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Evaluation activities involve students in analysis and synthesis of subject and theme.
- Vocabulary: Difficult or unfamiliar words and terms are bolded and then defined in a separate section for each piece. Each reading selection includes a Vocabulary in Action assignment to increase comprehension and language skills.
- Writing: Analytical and creative research questions and writing prompts inspire students to think more critically about the play and engage with the text.
- Application: Individual and group activities allow students to use their knowledge of the play in new and exciting ways.
Download the free sample chapter located in "Additional Info."
©2017. High school. Reproducible. 160 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF. PDF pages include color images and clickable web links.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches. Black and white pages.
About the Author
Judy Wilburn Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in Education at Texas Christian University and her master’s degree in English at the University of North Texas. She has taught secondary English, served as Coordinator for Advanced Academics, and worked as a Curriculum Specialist. She served as English department head and created the SAT Prep programs for various high schools.
Judy’s passion is British literature, and she has visited England three times to enhance her knowledge and teaching. Having taught ninth-grade English through Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, she has a passion for teaching all levels of students.