Essential Question Address Students Book Review W

Essential Question Address Students Book Review W

Essential Question Address Students Book Review W

“A Boy Called BAT” by Elana K. Arnold

For this assignment, you will focus on Arnold (2017) in depth. You will review the book and offer suggestions for teachers who wish to teach a unit based on this book to elementary students with (and without) disabilities.
You should also use specific quotes from the novels themselves to illustrate your claims.
This review is a formal writing assignment. Your finished review should use APA formatting. Please use section headings to organize your review.

Your review should address all of the following:

1) Introduction: Give a brief overview of the text, including
a. What genre of text is this?
b. Which age(s) would you use this text with?
c. What topics of themes does this text address?
d. What modalities is this text already available in (e.g., print text? e-book?
audiobook? graphic novel? film adaptation?)

2) Unit Big Ideas/Essential Questions
a. What is one big idea or essential question a unit based on this book might
address?
b. How will studying this big idea or essential question address students’ cultural
competence?
c. How will studying this big idea or essential question address students’
sociopolitical awareness?
d. Describe one activity you would use during the unit to address this big idea or
essential question. Make sure you address how this activity follows the tenets of
UDL

3) Literacy Focus
a. Choose one Common Core Literacy Standard that you might use this text to
teach. Please include the number AND text of the Standard.
b. Explain why this text is suited to addressing that standard.
c. Describe one activity you would use during the unit to address this Common
Core Literacy Standard. Make sure you address how this activity follows the
tenets of UDL!

5) Assessments
a. What artifacts will students produce during the activity designed to address the
unit’s big ideas, themes, or essential questions?
b. What specific criteria will students need to meet to show that they have adequate
understanding of a big idea, theme, or essential question?
c. What artifacts will students produce during the activity designed to address the Common Core Literacy Standard you will focus on?

d.What specific criteria will students need to meet to show that they have met this Common Core Literacy Standard?

e. Please explain how your assessments will be culturally and linguistically
relevant, and allow students to demonstrate their understanding using multiple
modalities

f. Develop and include one rubric for either assessment.