Lesson plan

Lesson 5 - Making Connections: “Los Aguacates” and Article 2 of the UDHR

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1

Lesson 5 - Making Connections: “Los Aguacates” and Article 2 of the UDHR

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 5 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets 

  • I can describe how pages 179–198 of Esperanza Rising contribute to the overall structure of the story.
  • I can quote accurately from Esperanza Rising and the UDHR to answer questions about “Los Aguacates.”

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students read the next chapter of Esperanza Rising, “Los Aguacates,” and they 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, before analyzing parts of the chapter in more detail to answer questions about the text. The content of this chapter has a significant focus on discrimination, which is why students read it more closely to answer questions. Students are given the opportunity to share stories about discrimination after answering the questions. To finish the lesson on a positive note, students hear a read-aloud of pages of A Life Like Mine that are focused on identify in order to celebrate diversity and identity.

In Advance 

  • Strategically pair students for work during this lesson, with at least one strong reader.
  • Prepare technology necessary to play “Don’t Discriminate” in Work Time B. Note that students already saw this video in Unit 1.
  • Review:
    • Making Connections between “Los Aguacates” and the UDHR questions and the corresponding text to identify in advance any students who may be particularly sensitive to these issues.
    • Pages of A Life Like Mine to identify in advance students who may be particularly sensitive to the issues discussed.
    • 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.
  • Be sure students have access to Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: defy, human rights

Materials

  • 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)
  • Vocabulary logs (from Unit 1, Lesson 3; one 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)
  • Making Connections between “Los Aguacates” and the UDHR (one per student and one to display)
  • Making Connections between “Los Aguacates” and the UDHR (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Article 2 of the UDHR (from Unit 1, Lesson 5)
  • “Don’t Discriminate” (from Unit 1, Lesson 8; video; play in entirety)
  • A Life Like Mine (from Unit 1, Lesson 7; one for teacher read-aloud)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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