IDENTIFYING THEME: CONNECTING PASSAGES FROM ESPERANZA RISING TO HUMAN RIGHTS
This lesson begins the first series of writing lessons in this module. Emphasize to students that writing is more than just organizing their ideas or editing for conventions. In order to write well about something, you need to know a lot about it. This lesson gives students an opportunity to review and consolidate that knowledge.
This lesson involves students physically working with evidence, which students also did in Unit 1, Lesson 10 (when they sorted evidence from a firsthand human rights account). Review that lesson.
In the closing of this lesson, students write a brief exit ticket stating their preferences for their Readers Theater focus and group members. Review the process for assigning groups, as laid out in the exit ticket, and adjust as needed. The goal is to be able to form Readers Theater groups for Lessons 7 through the end of the unit.