Belonging to a Movement: One Crazy Summer

Lesson 28


Unit 5

5th Grade

Lesson 28 of 30


Write a multiple-paragraph essay to answer a unit essential question.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 

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Target Task

Writing Prompt

Write a multiple-paragraph essay that answers one of the following unit essential questions. 

  • Who were the Black Panthers? What did they believe in? 
  • How can relationships cause people to change and grow? 
  • How can names and labels influence our identities? 

Your essay should include: 

  • A general topic sentence that answers the entire question
  • Two complete paragraphs, each with a strong topic sentence and supporting details 
  • A concluding sentence that provides closure 

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Common Core Standards

  • W.5.1 — Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • W.5.9 — Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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