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Teaching Brown Girl Dreaming

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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Use this guide to teach a literature unit on Jacqueline Woodson's coming-of-age memoir in verse, Brown Girl Dreaming. Throughout the unit, students will reflect on their own coming-of-age experiences in light of the complex factors that influence their identities and choices. It is designed to be used with students in grades 6-7 but adaptable to other grades.

This guide includes:

  • Unit essential questions
  • Facing History learning objectives and outcomes
  • Guiding questions, classroom activities, and formative assessments for each section of the memoir
  • Text-based discussion questions, supplemental readings, and handouts (PDF and Google Doc)
  • Three summative assessment options

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