A text set is a collection of sources that support a common theme, issue or topic. Text sets should include a variety of genres, text types, levels and formats.
Examples of material include (but are not limited to):
What steps are involved in putting together a text set?
A few essential questions to ask and/or issues to consider when assembling a text set.
Browse websites to get text set ideas:
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Start with the Content / Inquiry Question
What role did young people play in the Civil Rights Movement?
Build the Text Set / Books, Articles, Photos, Videos
Picture books/Graphic Novels, Documentary about the Children’s March, Biography of Rosa Parks, Timeline of events from History.com, Photos of Civil Rights Movement
Creating and Responding to Texts / Performance Task
Do you think young people who organized and marched in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Children’s March in Birmingham in 1963, made the right decision? Explain your answer, using information from your supporting text collection.
Do kids really need homework?
The Pros and Cons of Homework
Why do we have homework? Which schools are banning homework?
Artistic Prompt / Political Cartoon
Ways to get involved, Current/Past Campaigns, What can you do
News resources/videos, Ted Talks