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ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How do we let other people’s views of


us change how we think of ourselves?

Layered curriculum allows you more choice in your assignments. Each layer
requires a different level of thinking. Layer C is the most basic knowledge for the
unit. In order to earn a “C” grade, you need to complete the amount of points
required for that layer. Layer B requires you to apply the knowledge you gained in
Layer C. In order to earn a “B” grade, you need to complete the amount of points
required for that layer. Layer A requires you to think critically about the unit, and to
make text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections. In order to receive an
“A” grade, you need to complete the required points for Layer A. DO NOT lose this
paper! If you lose it, you will be required to re-do the assignments that were signed
off.

Deadlines: Layer C1 (75 points): October 19-20 Layer B: October 25-26 Layer
A: October 28-29
Layer C2 (95 points): October 27-28

Layer C-Basic Knowledge

Assignment Points Points Teacher’s


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le d
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner” DRTA 15
Harlem map 15
Poem DRTA 15
Harlem Renaissance web search 15
Inner voice worksheet 15
MLK and Malcolm X speech comparison 15
Draw a scene from the book 15
The Children’s March video response 15
Character inference 15
Create 10 poet flash cards 15
Race Study response 15
Sonnet 15
Comprehension quiz 20
Total Points for Layer C (170 required)
* I will not count extra points on Layer C, so count
carefully!
(Layers B and A on back)

Layer B-Application

Assignment Points Points Teacher


Possib Earne ’s
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Choose a single chapter from the book and create 2 20
sidebars to complement that chapter. The sidebars must
be well-organized and thoughtful.
Create a Wordle from an important scene in the book. 20
Write a page explaining why this scene is important.
www.wordle.net
Memorize a poem (at least 8 lines) from a poet 20
mentioned in the book
Create a comic strip from the story. The strip must be at 20
least 16 frames with no more than 4 frames per page.
Write your own memoir. Must be at least 1.5 pages 20
typed.
Total Points for Layer B (40 required)

Layer A-Critical Thinking: Essential Question


How do we let other people’s views of us change how we think of ourselves?

Instead of using the class essential question, you may come up with your own
essential question. Make sure I approve it before you begin your project.

Assignment Points Points Teache


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e d Initials
Create a powerpoint (15 slides) that answers an essential 25
question for the book.
Create a poster that answers an essential question for 25
the book. The poster must have at least five pictures and
explanations of why those pictures were included.
Create a video (4-5 minutes) that answers an essential 25
question for the book. Try www.animoto.com
Write a 2-3 page essay answering an essential question. 50
Support your argument using examples from the text
and class discussion.
Total Points for Layer A (50 required)

Total Points for Unit /250