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Day 1: "Ahmed, the Boab's Son: A Story from Egypt"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/3/4
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This close reading lesson is based on a tale of a young boy, Ahmed, from Egypt, who is the son of “boab” or caretaker of a building. The young boy’s father is ill and he must complete jobs for his father. Ahmed faces many challenges to get the tasks done before the people go to work. Through hard work, dedication and strong will, Ahmed accomplishes the task and learns the value of a job well done. The author provides a text box at the end of the article that gives the reader additional cultural information about the role of the boab in the Egyptian culture. Day 1 helps students begin to understand some of the cultural demands of the tale by exploring the setting, and some key vocabulary. This series of close reading lesson plans was created by a member of the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Teacher will need access to a world map.