Pink and Say tells the tale of two real-life adolescent Civil War soldiers who become unlikely friends. Students will explore racism and tolerance from the past and present. This module will encourage students to be like Clara Barton and extend a helping hand to those in need. Students will decide what causes they would be willing to lend a hand and build on their own feelings of empathy.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Sign Language for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Ordinary People
- North vs. South Sorting
- Vocabulary Building
- Converging Timelines
- The Hand that Shook the Hand
- Character Analysis
- Poetic Language
- Sign Language
- Clara’s Helping Hands
- Raise Your Hand
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Empathy, Equity, Tolerance, Diversity, Racism, Disobedience, Ownership, Freedom, Injustice
Note: This module is part of 5th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.