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Teacher Lesson Return to "Speaking Up About Sexism in My Family"
Speaking Up About Sexism in My Family
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ELA & Social and Emotional Learning
Unfair Expectations


Story Summary: Mariam’s family believes that women should be responsible for household chores, so as Eid, a Muslim holiday, approaches, Mariam is stuck with cleaning duties while her brothers get to relax in their room. Mariam decides to speak up about these unfair expectations to her mother. Things escalate before they come to an understanding.

Lesson Objectives and Common Core Standards Connections
Students will be able to:
· Annotate a text during the reading process in order to develop an understanding of the text’s main idea and supporting details (CCS R.1 and R.2)
· Discuss their interpretation and analysis of, as well as personal connections to, a narrative nonfiction text (CCS SL.1)




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(NYC-2019-05-22)

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