Courage & Resilience
How do we overcome obstacles?
This is the essential question your students will explore as they take a thrilling journey through 12 genres. Online, you’ll find all the materials you need—including carefully scaffolded activities, videos, writing prompts, quizzes, and lesson plans—to help students access these engaging and complex texts. The culminating performance tasks require students to draw on everything they have read.
key ideas and details, text evidence, close reading, theme, academic vocabulary, making inferences, compare/contrast, craft, tone, text structures, summarizing, tracing a claim, text features, narrative writing, argument essays, expository writing
Narrative Nonfiction: The invincible Lexi Youngberg, teen amputee and athlete
Infographic: Prosthetics of the future
Primary Document: Letter from a Civil War veteran
First-Person Account: Living through a tornado
Fiction: “Wind” by Roland Smith
Video: Surviving Hurricane Sandy
Drama: Teen Freedom Fighters of the civil rights movement
Newspaper Article: The March from Selma to Montgomery
Informational Text: The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Speech: “Overcoming Obstacles” by Helen Keller
Argument Essay: Why failure is the secret of success
Classic Poetry: “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley
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