A Raisin in the Sun, Body Biography Bundle For Print and Digital is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing characters from the play and blockbuster film. Your students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, textual evidence, research, a character study, and the body biography project! Did your students watch the film instead? Did they see the play? No problem, this characterization study can still be done!

This project can be used any time of the year. The project bundle includes 6 characters from A Raisin in the Sun. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s, and achievement. Leave the body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.


★ each poster is a character from the play. Featuring fun but realistic and beautiful images- appealing to all grades. Black and white/line art for your students to add color and design.
★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Group Work Rubric and Group Work Reflection Questions
★ Content Response Rubric NEW!
★ Body Biography Content Checklist NEW!
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets / graphic organizers for each character!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ Google Slides Version
★ Teacher set up directions, learning objective/learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS

Here is your list:
Beneatha Younger (comes with the completed example / answer key)
Lena Younger (comes with the completed example / answer key)
Walter Younger (comes with the completed example / answer key)
Ruth Younger
Travis Younger
Karl Lindner

What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences.
•Use the text, class notes, film, stage performance, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out the A Raisin in the Sun Body Biography graphic organizer/poster.

Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities, and skills.
•Communication, cooperative, and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership, and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem “Harlem” (also known as “A Dream Deferred” by American poet, Langston Hughes. The story tells of an African American family’s experiences in south Chicago, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances. The story dives into matters of housing discrimination, racism, family, and assimilation. This amazing work of literary art has been listed among the best plays ever written. Using this play in your classroom is a memorable gift.

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★Classroom Décor
★Bulletin Board
★Showcase Display
★Great for a drama unit, Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun theatre study or film study, Black History, African American literature studies, American Literature, civil rights. Directions are clear and explicit.

This bundle is complete- no additional characters will be added. THANK YOU! Danielle Knight Copyright 2023

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