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After Reading Lesson Plan: Making Connections with Music
Hard Love By Ellen Wittlinger
Connecticut Framework Standards
1.1 Students will use appropriate strategies before, during, and after reading in order to construct meaning.
1.4 Students will communicate with others to create an interpretation of written, oral, and visual texts.
2.4 Students prepare, publish, and/or present work appropriate to audience, purpose and task.
Learning Objectives and Assessment
Students will . . .
Analyze and make personal connections with the lyrics of Bob Franke's "Hard Love." Assessment: Free-write initiation activity and discussion.
Discuss the significance of various relationships and how they impact the characters in Hard Love.
Assessment: Participation in Group Work Activity
Synthesize textual evidence from Hard Love with modern song lyrics to make connections and analyze relationships within the text.
Assessment: Creation of a playlist with support from the text.
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This solution includes a differentiated Language Arts lesson for middle and high school students using the novel "Hard Love" by Ellen Wittlinger, including connections to state standards.