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Lesson plan

Day 5: "Ain't I a Woman?"

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.8.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/8/6

Day 5: "Ain't I a Woman?"

This culminating task is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to step away from literal and inferential meaning and answer a question that is "outside" the text. To answer this question well, students will need to consider who Sojourner Truth is and how her life experiences impact what she has to say and how she says it. It is about understanding that each writer has a voice which is, in some way, a product of his or her life experiences. In this case, Sojourner Truth uses her own life experiences as tools for building a convincing argument to persuade others of the need for suffrage rights for women and African Americans. Special Materials: Student guided notes sheet Copies of the anchor text for all students