A Raisin In The Sun
Lorraine Hansberry

Reading Strategies

Cover Image

Before Reading Strategy
Concept Analysis
DR-TA strategy
During Reading Strategy
Multicultural Strategy
Picture Book
Problematic Situation Strategy
Questioning Strategy
Raygor Readability Estimate
Taxonomy Overview Guide
Vocabulary Strategy

Reading Activities

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(+)  American Experience: Chicago Freedom Movement (1966)

(+)  How would you spend $10,000

(+)  "Harlem" Study and Discussion Guide

(+)  Who Was Lorraine Hansberry?

(+)  The American Dream

(+)  Reading Quizzes and Vocab

(+)  Student Reenactment

(+)  Inflation Activity

(+)  Reading Strategies

(+)  Dissecting Themes in the Book

(+)  A Raisin in the Sun (Film)

(+)  What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

(+)  Real People or Racial Stereotypes?

(+)  Character Correspondence

(+)  Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


  • Sparknotes - A Raisin in the Sun
    A website with well organized, detailed information about the novel. There is very useful information to be found concerning the novels themes and symbols, character analysis, plot overview, and more. This site is essentially an easy to follow study guide that is very helpful in lesson planning and in quiz/test development.
  • Wikipedia
    A very superficial look at the novels plot and its Broadway/film adaptations.
  • A Raisin in the Sun on TeacherVision
    The website is essentially a teachers version of SparkNotes. Site contains summaries, character traits, lesson plans, reading activities and more.