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Learning Objectives Students will analyze two literary texts for main idea, author’s purpose, and tone Students will make connections between our texts, their lives, other texts, and current events Students will explain how choices can impact our lives Language Objectives Students will write a one paragraph response to our prompt and use textual evidence to support their summary. Lesson Plan Click here for a 2-Day Lesson Plan Recommended for 7th Grade Reading
Essential Question How do our choices influence our lives?
Quickwrite Write about a time when a choice you made, changed the way people saw you.
"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” -Muhammad Ali
"One of the reasons the civil rights movement went forward was that black people were able to overcome their fear. I honestly believe that, for many black Americans, that came from watching Muhammad Ali. He simply refused to be afraid. And being that way, he gave other people courage." -Bryant Gumbel on Muhammad Ali
Excerpts - Mark the text identifying Main Idea, Author’s Purpose & Tone He is simply...The Greatest "Exiled" from Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times The Cleveland Meeting from Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Directions: Making Connections With your partner, use slides 13-15 to make connections with our Muhammad Ali readings. You must use a quote from at least one of our texts to support your connection. Each response should be 3-5 sentences in length and each response must include an image that supports your answer.
Stop, Reflect & Post How did Muhammad Ali’s choices change the way Americans and people around the world viewed him?
Sources Bauder, David. “Muhammad Ali, and why he mattered.” TweenTribune.com, 2016. Accessed 7/22/19. https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/muhammad-ali-and-why-he-mattered/ Hauser, Thomas. “Exile.” Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1991, pages 171-172 and 177-179. Schwartz, Larry. “He is simply…The Greatest.” (excerpt) ESPN.com, 1996. Accessed 7/22/19. https://www.espn.com/sportscentury/features/00014063.html