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Common Core: ELA
CCLS - ELA: RL.5.3
- Reading Literature
- Key Ideas and Details
- State Standard:
- Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
- END-OF-UNIT 2 ASSESSMENT: ON-DEMAND ANALYTICAL ESSAY ABOUT HOW ESPERANZA CHANGES OVER TIME Note, because this is an on-demand assessment students will need to complete their essays independently,...
- PARAGRAPH WRITING, PART II For this writing assignment, students are not given a formal rubric. Rather, they work with the teacher to create “criteria for success.” The rationale behind this is to...
- PARAGRAPH WRITING, PART I: HOW ESPERANZA RESPONDS ON THE TRAIN (REVISITING CHAPTER 5: “LAS GUAYABAS/GUAVAS”) In this lesson, students revisit Chapter 5: “Las Guayavas/Guavas.” In advance, reread...
- GATHERING EVIDENCE AND DRAFTING A TWO-VOICE POEM (CHAPTER 13: “LOS DURAZNOS/PEACHES”) During Lessons 13 and 14, students work with the last two chapters of the novel, but with less teacher support....
- CONTRASTING PERSPECTIVES: SHOULD THE FARMWORKERS IN ESPERANZA RISING GO ON STRIKE? (CHAPTER 12: “LOS ESPÁRRAGOS/ASPARAGUS”) This lesson repeats the Jigsaw structure students have used several times,...
- CHARACTERS CHANGING OVER TIME (CHAPTER 10: “LAS PAPAS/POTATOES”) This lesson begins to lay the foundation for students’ End of Unit 2 Assessment, in which they write an essay about how Esperanza...
- MID-UNIT 2 ASSESSMENT AND DISCUSSING THEMES IN ESPERANZA RISING: (CHAPTER 9: “LAS CIRUELAS/PLUMS”) Review Chapter 9, “Las Papas/Plums” from Esperanza Rising, and the answers to Mid-Unit 2 Assessment...
- POINT OF VIEW: COMPARING ESPERANZA’S AND ISABEL’S PERSPECTIVES ABOUT LIFE IN THE CAMP (CHAPTER 7: “LAS CEBOLLAS/ONIONS”) This lesson includes a close reading of pages 116–117, which is done as a full...
- CONTRASTING TWO SETTINGS (CHAPTER 6: “LOS MELONES/CANTALOUPES”) This lesson begins to introduce students to the idea of central metaphors (or symbols) in the novel. This purpose links directly to RL....
- INFERRING ABOUT CHARACTERS BASED ON HOW THEY RESPOND TO CHALLENGES (CHAPTER 4: “LOS HIGOS/FIGS”) This lesson builds directly on Lesson 3, and reinforces a pattern of analysis that students will use...
- GETTING TO KNOW ESPERANZA (CHAPTER 2: “LAS UVAS/GRAPES”) This lesson introduces a new small group structure: Triad Talk. These reading and discussion groups will be used throughout the study of...