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Lesson 6 - Analyzing Character Reactions: Esperanza Rising: “Los Espárragos”

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

Lesson 6 - Analyzing Character Reactions: Esperanza Rising: “Los Espárragos”

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 6 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets 

  • I can describe how pages 199–213 of Esperanza Rising contribute to the overall structure of the story.
  • I can analyze and write a paragraph about the reactions of characters to the strike in “Los Espárragos.” 

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students read the next chapter of Esperanza Rising, “Los Espárragos,” and they analyze how the chapter fits into the overall structure . They then make connections between this chapter and the UDHR, looking for evidence of threats to human rights, before analyzing character reactions to the event of the strike.  Although the lesson is written for “Los Espárragos” to be a teacher read-aloud, this can be organized in different ways to meet the needs of your students. For example, students could read this in pairs or triads, taking turns to read, with a teacher-led smaller group of students who need additional support.

In Advance 

  • Strategically group students into triads, with at least one strong reader.
  • Review:
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Marta to know what students will be working toward.
    • 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 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.

New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Espárragos” (students will access this digital material in lessons 11,13, and 14)
  • Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 6 Homework

Vocabulary 

  • Lesson-specific: reaction
  • Text-specific: immigration

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 (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 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)
  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Espárragos” (one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Espárragos” (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Strategies to Answer Selected Response Questions Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 5)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 1)
  • Domain-specific Word wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 3)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph: Marta (Example, for Teacher Reference)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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