Unit 1: Building Community: Seedfolks
Lesson 10 of 16
Write a paragraph that describes how one person can impact a community.
Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
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Tasks that represents the peak thinking of the lesson - mastery will indicate whether or not objective was achieved
How can one person impact a community? Revise your initial theories based on evidence from Virgil, Sae Young, Curtis, and Nora.
An example response to the Target Task at the level of detail expected of the students.
Enhanced Lesson Plan
— Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information
— Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose.
— Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
— Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Standards that are practiced daily but are not priority standards of the unit
— Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
— Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
— Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
(Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1—3 above.)
— With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
— Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]").
— Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Predict if the actions of one person can influence an entire community.
Explain how the vacant lot sparks Kim’s and Ana’s memories of the past and if the memories are the same.
Compare and contrast Wendell and Gonzalo’s uncle’s reaction to the garden.
Compare and contrast how the garden influences Leona with how others are influenced by the garden.
Describe Sam's perspective on the garden and how his perspective changed.
Write a paragraph that explains how one person can impact a community.
Describe how the garden was a both a positive and negative experience for Virgil and his father.
Explain why the garden feels like a family to Sae Young.
Explain the significance of the quote "we, like our seeds, were now planted in the garden" and who is responsible for the change.
Analyze if the narrators in Seedfolks would agree or disagree with the idea that people with different cultural identities can come together to form a strong community.
Determine a theme for a story and explain how the characters’ actions support the development of theme, by using key details and character actions to describe key themes in a text.
Describe the overall structure of Seedfolks and how different events fit together to create the plot, by describing the overall structure of a text.
Writing – 3 days
Write a paragraph to explain how one person can impact a community.
Writing – 4 days
Write your own chapter in Seedfolks by using a narrative structure to develop imagined experiences based on the events of the text.
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