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Lesson 11 - Character Reactions in Esperanza Rising: Writing a Two-Voice Poem

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/3
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.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/4

Lesson 11 - Character Reactions in Esperanza Rising: Writing a Two-Voice Poem

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 11 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can write a two-voice poem showing the reactions of two characters to an event/situation in Esperanza Rising.

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students work in pairs to write a two-voice poem about an event/situation that they analyzed the characters’ reactions to in the first half of the unit. The purpose of this activity is to help students more deeply understand the character and to compare and contrast the two character reactions in preparation for writing an essay over the next few lessons.

In Advance

  • Strategically pair students for work in this lesson and subsequent lessons in this unit, with at least one strong reader per pair.
  • Approach two people to read aloud the Model Two-Voice Poem: “The Fire” during Work Time A. This could be two students or two adults. Those chosen need to practice reading the poem as partners. The parts are read in the order they are written on the page.
  • Review:
    • Model Two-Voice Poem: “The Fire” to know what students will be working toward.
    • Thumb-O-Meter protocol.
  • Post: Learning targets; Group Writing: Character Reaction Paragraphs from Lessons 1, 3, 6, and 7; 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 the following note-catchers:
    • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Cebollas” (assigned in Lesson 1, used in Lessons 3, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14)
    • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Ciruelas" (assigned in Lesson 3, used in Lessons 11,13 and 14)
    • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Espárragos” (assigned in Lesson 6, used in Lessons lessons 11,13 and 14)
    • 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: two-voice poem

Materials:

  • Performance Task Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Model Two-Voice Poem: “The Fire” (one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Note-catcher: “The Fire” (one per student and one to display)
  • Two-Voice Poems handout (one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Reflections Note-catchers:
    •  Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Cebollas” (from Lesson 1; one per student)
    •  Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Las Ciruelas” (from Lesson 3; one per student)
    •  Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Espárragos” (from Lesson 6; one per student)
    •  Character Reaction Note-catcher: “Los Duraznos” (from Lesson 7; one per student)
  • List of Analyzed Events/Situations (one to display)
  • Character Reaction Paragraphs:
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza (from Lesson 1; group writing)
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Hortensia (from Lesson 3; group writing)
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Mama or Esperanza (from Lesson 3 homework; one per student)
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Marta (from Lesson 6; group writing)
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza or Josefina (from Lesson 6 homework; one per student)
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Miguel (from Lesson 7; one per student)
    • Character Reaction Paragraph: Esperanza (from Lesson 8; one per student)
  • Two-Voice Poem Planner (one per student)
  • Esperanza Rising (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Domain-specific Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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