Belonging to a Movement: One Crazy Summer

Lesson 2
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ELA

Unit 5

5th Grade

Lesson 2 of 30

Objective


Explain why the chapter is titled “Secret Agent Mother” and if the title adequately describes the way the girls perceived Cecile.

Readings and Materials


  • Book: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia  — "Secret Agent Mother"

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Why is the chapter titled “Secret Agent Mother”? 

Does the title adequately describe Cecile and the way the girls perceive her? Defend why or why not. 

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Key Questions


  • Explain the significance of the following quotation from p. 14. “We don’t have one of those. We have a statement of fact.” 
  • Why doesn’t Delphine take the money from the white lady? What does Delphine understand that her sisters don’t understand? What is the author’s purpose for including this scene? 
  • Describe Cecile. What is she like when she meets the girls?
  • How do the girls respond to meeting their mother? Why? 

Vocabulary


appalled

v.

caused someone to feel shock, fear, or disgust

gawk

v.

to stare at something in a rude or stupid way

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Common Core Standards


  • RL.5.3 — Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Supporting Standards

L.5.4
L.5.5
RF.5.3
RF.5.4
RL.5.1
RL.5.10
RL.5.4
SL.5.1
W.5.10
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