Grade 5 ELA Module 3A, Unit 2

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In the second unit of this module, students will complete a close read of the book Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, by Sharon Robinson. As the author (Jackie Robinson’s daughter) states in the book’s introduction, this photographic biography is about “a man who was shaped by American history and who had an impact on American history.” While reading the book, students will focus on the craft of writing opinion pieces, and specifically, how writers use evidence and logically ordered reasons to support their points of view. The mid-unit assessment will gauge students’ proficiency at explaining how authors support their opinions with reasons and evidence. Their reading and analysis will prepare students for writing their own opinion piece, an essay about Jackie Robinson’s legacy. The end of unit assessment will test students on their ability to state a opinion and support that opinion with strong evidence from the text.

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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.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant...
RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying...

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