Lesson plan

Lesson 9 - Metaphors in Esperanza Rising: “Las Uvas”

teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/5
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
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/2
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.5.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/5/a

Lesson 9 - Metaphors in Esperanza Rising: “Las Uvas”

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 9 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can describe how pages 234–253 of Esperanza Rising contribute to the overall structure of the story. 
  • I can interpret metaphors in “Las Uvas.” 
  • I can identify themes in Esperanza Rising

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students read the next chapter of Esperanza Rising, “Las Uvas,” and 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. Students then interpret the river metaphors in the novel in expert triads. They use their interpretation of the metaphors to identify themes. Although the lesson is written for “Las Uvas” 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 per triad.
  • Review:
    • Metaphors Note-catcher: The River (example, for teacher reference) to familiarize yourself with what students will be required to do in the lesson.
    • Thumb-O-Meter protocol. 
  • Post: Learning targets and other applicable anchor charts.

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: metaphor, interpret, theme 

 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 their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

Materials

  • Esperanza Rising (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Spanish/English Dictionary Anchor Chart (begun in 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 (from 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 Lesson 4; added to during Opening B)
  • Metaphors in Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 2; added to during Work Time A)
  • Metaphors in Esperanza Rising Anchor Chart (example, for teacher reference)
  • Metaphors Note-catcher: The River (one per student and one to display)
  • Metaphors Note-catcher: The River (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Strategies to Answer Selected Response Questions Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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