Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 9


  • Review Chapter 9, “Las Papas/Plums” from Esperanza Rising, and the answers to Mid-Unit 2 Assessment.
  • There is no comprehension quiz entrance ticket today, since students complete the Mid-Unit 2 Assessment.
  • Review Final Word Seminar protocol (see Appendix)
  • The Final Word Seminar protocol was chosen intentionally to provide less scaffolding to students than the specific the text-dependent questions students have used in previous lessons to guide their triad discussion. The expectation is that students become increasingly independent with finding relevant evidence to support their analysis.
  • Students may be familiar with some of the vocabulary terms identified for this lesson; many of these words were chosen specifically to help students focus on the blanket metaphor more carefully.

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Common Core Learning Standards

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RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing...
RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in...
RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on...

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