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Informational Texts: Digging Deeper into the Historical Context of a Text

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Mar 14, 2012 5:44:32 AM

Suppose you are teaching a novel rich in historical context, such as Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Clearly, it would be obvious to look at the era in which the story takes place – during the Great Depression.  Having students read an article or complete research on the Great Depression would give students a clear background of the struggles of the era, helping them to comprehend the book on a deeper level.

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Topics: Common Core, historical context, informational text standards, informational texts, Literary Analysis/Reading Strategies

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