People Who Changed the World

Lesson 1
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ELA

Alternate Unit 4

2nd Grade

Lesson 1 of 32

Objective


Describe what steps Honda took toward making his dream come true and why by identifying and explaining details an author uses to support an idea.

Readings and Materials


  • Book: Honda: The Boy who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston  pp. 1 – 13

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

What steps did Honda take toward making his dream come true? Why?

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Key Questions


  • What was Soichiro Honda’s dream? Why?

  • Even though the garage owner treated Soichiro poorly at first, he did not quit. Why not? What does this show about him?

  • Model fluent reading: How does my fluent reading help you better understand what Soichiro is thinking?

  • Why did the garage owner finally agree to show Soichiro how to make basic car repairs?

  • How was Soichiro’s dream starting to come true?

  • What was the piston ring? Why was it important for Soichiro?

Vocabulary


mechanic

n.

a person who works to repair tools, machines, or motors

dedicated

adj.

being faithful or devoted to something

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Common Core Standards


  • RI.2.3 — Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • RI.2.8 — Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

Supporting Standards

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