Day 4

Black Boy Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Parsing the Parts

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to identify and analyze the similarities and differences between part I and part II of Black Boy. Students will be able to theorize about the rhetorical reasons for those similarities and differences.

    Common Core Standards:



    Parts I and II of Black Boy are different for reasons other than their difference in setting. In this activity, students work in pairs of 2 to create Venn diagrams comparing and contrasting “Southern Night” to “The Horror and the Glory.” When making their Venn diagrams, students need to...

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