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Lesson 2 - Metaphors in Esperanza Rising: “Las Almendras”

teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4/b
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4/a
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.5.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/5/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/5
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.4.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/4/c

Lesson 2 - Metaphors in Esperanza Rising: “Las Almendras”

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 2 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets 

  • I can describe how pages 121–138 of Esperanza Rising contribute to the overall structure of the story.
  • I can interpret metaphors in “Las Almendras.”

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students read the next chapter of Esperanza Rising, “Las Almendras,” and analyze how the chapter fits into the overall structure of the text They then make connections between this chapter and the UDHR, looking for evidence of threats to human rights. Finally, students then analyze metaphors in the chapter and answer questions about what they mean.

In Advance 

  • Strategically group students into triads, with at least one strong reader per triad.
  • Prepare the Metaphors in Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart.
  • Review:
    • Metaphor Questions: “Las Almendras” to familiarize yourself with what students will be required to do in the lesson.
    • Red Light, Green Light 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.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

 New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log (students will access this digital material throughout the rest of the Unit and during ALL Block)

  • Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2 Homework

Vocabulary 

  • Lesson-specific: metaphor, interpret

Materials

  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Vocabulary logs (from Unit 1, Lesson 4; one per student)
  • Esperanza Rising (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Spanish/English Dictionary Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Experiences with Threats against Human Rights Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2; added to during Opening B)
  • Structure of Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2; added to during Opening B)
  • Structure of Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Red, yellow, and green objects (one of each per student)
  • Simplified Version of the UDHR (from Unit 1, Lesson 4; one per student)
  • How Were the Human Rights of the Characters in Esperanza Rising Threatened? Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 4; added to during Work Time A)
  • How Were the Human Rights of the Characters in Esperanza Rising Threatened? Anchor Chart (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Sticky notes (three per student)
  • Quoting Accurately from the Text (from Unit 1, Lesson 5; one per student and one to display)
  • Metaphor Questions: “Las Almendras” (one per student and one to display)
  • Metaphor Questions: “Las Almendras” (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Metaphors in Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart (new; co-created with students during Work Time B)
  • Metaphors in Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart (Example, for Teacher Reference)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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