This lesson begins with a Gallery Walk to build background knowledge of the Jim Crow era of U.S. history and the desegregation of schools following Brown v. Board of Education. One of the stations on the Gallery Walk is a listening station for a song, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around.” This song can be found by searching for “Sweet Honey Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” on free music or video streaming websites—for example, on YouTube.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1, Lesson 1.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-3b-unit-1-lesson-1; accessed 2015-05-29.
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