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Lesson 21: Tracking character contributions and changes across chapters

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Students will begin to track Julian’s contributions to events across chapters of the text The Stories Julian Tells. Then they will get ready to write an opinion essay for the following lesson by formulating an opinion statement about how Julian has changed across the chapters and gathering reasons to support their opinion.  

Additional Materials:

  • Julian Text Access Document

  • The Stories Julian Tells teacher copy

  • The Stories Julian Tells student copies

  • Contributions across chapters chart - blank

  • Contributions across chapters chart - teacher reference

  • Prewriting reasons chart - blank

  • Prewriting reasons chart - complete

  • Chart paper with the prewriting reason chart template, including ‘My Opinion’ line.

  • Students’ completed traits, motivations and contributions charts for Julian, father, and Huey from the previous lesson’s homework (teacher reference)

  • conversation stems
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