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Lesson 1 - Analyzing Character Reactions: Esperanza Rising: “Las Cebollas”

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4/c
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.9.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/9/a
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/2
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/9
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4/b

Lesson 1 - Analyzing Character Reactions: Esperanza Rising: “Las Cebollas”

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Daily Learning Targets

  • I can analyze the reactions of characters to the camp in “Las Cebollas.”
  • I can write a paragraph about a character’s reaction to the camp in “Las Cebollas.”

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students begin to focus on the character reactions to events/situations in Esperanza Rising. They begin by considering individual reactions and, as the unit progresses, they will begin to compare character reactions in writing. In this lesson, the event they consider is moving into the cabin in the camp. At the end of the lesson, students listen to a read-aloud of new pages of A Life Like Mine and make connections between that text and Esperanza in Esperanza Rising. The purpose of this text in this lesson is to help students understand children’s rights in regards to work.

In Advance 

  • Strategically pair students for work during this lesson, with at least one strong reader per pair.
  • Prepare a small label: “Esperanza Rising: Las Cebollas” to attach to a pin and place on the world map. This must be large enough to see but not too large to cover up too much of the map.
  • Review:
    • Location of Arvin in California in preparation for adding the pin there.
    • Model Character Reaction Paragraph: Mama and Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza to know what students will be working toward.
    • Thumb-O-Meter protocol. 
  • Post: Learning targets and applicable anchor charts.

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson and new digital materials to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.

 New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal (students will access this digital material throughout the rest of the Unit and during ALL Block)
  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Cebollas” (students will access this material in Lessons 11, 13 and 14)

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: reaction, effective, synonym, interact

Materials

  • Esperanza Rising (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Pin and label (done for display)
  • World map (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one for display)
  • Affix List (from Unit 1, Lesson 4; one per student)
  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Equity sticks (class set; one per student)
  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Cebollas” (one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Cebollas” (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Quoting Accurately from the Text (from Unit 1, Lesson 5; one per student and one to display)
  • Model Character Reaction Paragraph: Mama (one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph Anchor Chart (new; co-created with students during Work Time B)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph Anchor Chart (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Domain-specific Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 3)
  • A Life Like Mine (from Unit 1, Lesson 7; one for teacher read-aloud)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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