Lesson plan

Lesson 8 - Writing a Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza Rising: “Los Duraznos”

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/5
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.9.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/9/a
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

Lesson 8 - Writing a Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza Rising: “Los Duraznos”

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 8 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can write a paragraph about Esperanza’s reaction to Miguel losing his job in “Los Duraznos.” 
  • I can critique my partner’s character reaction paragraph and provide kind, helpful, and specific feedback. 

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students independently write a paragraph about Esperanza’s reaction to Miguel losing his job. Students then participate in their first peer critique during Work Time B. Consider any additional guidelines to establish for this routine, as it will be returned to throughout the year. Following this peer critique, students revise their literary essays based on peer feedback. Peer feedback is focused on the criteria on the Character Reaction Paragraph anchor chart. If time permits, consider allowing more time for peer review focused on common issues students may need more support with.  Because the content of “Los Duraznos” is centered around discrimination, students revisit Article 2 of the UDHR at the end of the lesson.

In Advance

  • Strategically pair students for work during this lesson, with at least one strong reader per pair.
  • Prepare the Peer Critique Anchor Chart by filling in the “Criteria” and “What does this mean?” columns.
  • Review:
    • Character Reaction Paragraph:  Esperanza (example, for teacher reference) to know what students will be working toward.
    • Thumb-O-Meter and Peer Critique protocols.
  • Post: Learning targets and applicable anchor charts.

Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson 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 Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Duraznos” (assigned in Lesson 7, used in Lessons 8, 11, 13 and 14)
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: critique

Materials

  • Esperanza Rising (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Vocabulary logs (from Unit 1, Lesson 4; one per student)
  • Academic Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph: Miguel (from Lesson 7; one to display)
  • Character Reaction Note Catcher: “Los Duraznos” (from Lesson 7; one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 1)
  • Quoting Accurately from the Text (from Unit 1, Lesson 5; one per student and one to display)
  • Paper (lined; one piece per student)
  • Domain-specific Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 3)
  • Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza (example, for teacher reference)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Peer Critique Protocol Anchor Chart (new; co-created with students during Work Time B)
  • Peer Critique Protocol Anchor Chart (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Sticky notes (several per student)
  • Directions for Peer Critique (one per student and one to display)
  • Article 2 of the UDHR (from Unit 1, Lesson 8)
  • Experiences with Threats against Human Rights Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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