Content Area: English/Language Arts
Title: Documenting a Journey and Personal Growth
Grade Level or Target Group: Sixth Grade, English/Language Arts Students
Big Idea(s): Esperanza’s journey was both a physical one and one that changed her as a person.
Essential Questions (connected to your selected content area): How does a journey change a character in a book as well as you as a person?
Objective: Students explore Esperanza’s growth and change through her journey from Mexico to America and connect that to their own personal growth through life experiences.
Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Summative Assessment: Students present and connect their personal growth to Esperanza or Miguel’s journey in the novel Esperanza Rising using a storytelling application
Lesson Opening (The Hook):
Include a least one content-area app to gain students’ interest:
Devices needed to use these tools: Primarily iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) with some costs as noted for Apps
Adobe Post | Free - available on iOS devices only
Adobe Voice | Free - available on iOS iPad devices only
Book Creator | $4.99 - available on iOS iPad devices only
Lino | Free
iMovie | $4.99 - available on iOS iPad devices only
WeVideo | Free - available ona variety of devices