Building Community: Seedfolks

Lesson 14


Unit 1

5th Grade

Lesson 14 of 17


Write a paragraph to explain how one person can impact a community.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman 

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Writing Prompt

How can one person impact a community? Use details from the entire text to support your answer. 

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Common Core Standards

  • L.5.1.a — Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
  • L.5.2.e — Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
  • RL.5.2 — Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
  • 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).
  • W.5.1.a — 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.
  • W.5.1.c — Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
  • W.5.1.d — Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

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