Pre-Reading ELA 7

Author Interview: Walter Dean Myers

Author Walter Dean Myers: 'Reading Is Not Optional' for Kids

Edmodo Assignment:

What challenges did Walter Dean Myers need to overcome as a child in order to become a successful adult? Based on what you learned about his upbringing, what themes might come up in his stories?

Prison LIfe

KWL Chart

On your own paper create a KWL chart discussing what you KNOW and WONDER about prison life. Then watch the video and complete the LEARN column.
▶ Life In Prison! Inmate Serving 170 Years In A Maximum Security Prison For Double Homicide At Age 1

Edmodo Assignmnet:

How does this video influence your impression/beliefs about prison life and the people who are incarcerated?