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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