John Henry competes against a steam drill in driving steel and proudly claims that he would sooner die than let a steam drill beat him. Henry beats the steam drill and ultimately dies. However, before he dies, he tells his baby that he, too, must grow up to be “a steel driving man”. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)
This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project
, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.