Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9

Main Ideas in Informational Text: Analyzing a Firsthand Human Rights Account

This lesson helps students understand the “So What?” of the UDHR: people all over the world still face human rights challenges and for fair and equal treatment for all.

This is students’ first opportunity to apply the concept of human rights to people and events in a text, and lays the foundation for students’ ability to analyze similar issues throughout their study of the novel Esperanza Rising in Units 2 and 3.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details;...
RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or...
RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant...

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