ELL Lesson Plan
Esperanza Rising: How the Dust Bowl and Great Depression affected migrant worker's lives, and practice with singular and plural verbs and nouns.
Grade Level/Target Group:
Grade 6/Integrated ELD English Class
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Big Idea(s): ANALYZE how migrant workers were affected by the Dust Bowl, as well as the difference between the impact on domestic or immigrant workers.
Essential Questions: What happens to immigrants and migrants when work is difficult and does not pay well?
Objective: Analyze selected textual excerpts from the book, Esperanza Rising, as well as images from the Dust Bowl era to gather understanding about experiences of characters in the book, as well as practice correct singular and plural use of nouns and verbs.
Summative Assessment: Google Form: Respond to reading of textual excerpts from Esperanza Rising, using believe, believes, and belief correctly.
Lesson Opening (The Hook):
2. Check for understanding
3. Extended Practice
Lesson Closing: Google Form Evaluation of analysis of two textual excerpts from Esperanza Rising, supported with sentence frames using believe, believes, and belief.
Materials needed for this lesson:
For additional information about 21st Century Resources for English Language Learners, see Chapter 10 of California's ELA ELD Framework and ELD Foundational Skills.