Selections from the Black: Book 1 6 - 7 9780890618394
Selections from the Black: Book 1

Selections from the Black: Book 1

Grade Levels: 6 - 7
Copyright: 1998
Publication Date: January 1, 1998
MHID: 0890618399
ISBN 13: 9780890618394

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Authentic literature from acclaimed authors

  • Maya Angelou
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Terry McMillan
  • ...and many more

Reliable reading and writing lesson plans in both series

  • Author notes for building background
  • Setting a purpose for reading
  • Diagnostic comprehension questions
  • Writing in response to reading
  • Vocabulary in context
  • Vocabulary cloze procedure
  • Improving study skills

Selections from the Black: Book 1

Introductory Selection

"nigger," Dick Gregory

"Jubilee," Margaret Walker

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou

"Colored People," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"A View from the Mountaintop," Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Disappearing Acts," Terry McMillan

"Writings of Frederick Douglass," Frederick Douglass

"The Boy Who Painted Christ Black," John Henrik Clarke

"How to Win at Basketball: Cheat," Bill Cosby

"A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansberry

"Funeral of a Whale," J. Benibengor Blay

"The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Gustavus Vassa," Olaudah Equiano

"The Color Purple," Alice Walker

"Reggie," Reggie Jackson

"Growing Up Black in Rural Mississippi," Chalmers Archer, Jr.

"Dust Tracks on a Road," Zora Neale Hurston

"Black Boy," Richard Wright

"The Last Train North," Clifton L. Taulbert

"Lay Bare the Heart," James Farmer


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