Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 7

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 class. Be sure to give students time to think, then talk as triads, during this sequence. The purpose of this guided practice is to simultaneously reinforce four aspects of this novel study: the importance of chapter titles, the author’s use of metaphor, working with vocabulary (the author’s careful word choice, and students’ growing ability to figure out words in context), and how Esperanza is responding to challenges.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on...
RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative...
L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5...

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