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Text Analysis, Inference and Figurative Language activities for We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson. 3 Mini-Lessons/Activities in total:
1) Using Text Evidence: Graphic organizer activity in which students answer a question about their reading, then find textual support to support their answer (2 page handout)
2) Language Focus: Figurative Language (Similes and Metaphors): Students are given direct quotes from the text, and must indicate whether the quote uses a simile or metaphor, identify the comparison being made, then make an inference about what it means. (1 page handout)
3) Making Inferences: Graphic organizer (table) in which students are given direct quotes from the text, then must use their knowledge to infer the meaning of the excerpt (this builds on the Figurative Language activity, but can be used alone as well) (1 page handout)
Perfect for whole class, small group book study, literature groups, centers, and more! Answer Keys included.