What makes a community?
DAY 1 - PLAN 1
DAY 2 - SEED 1
DAY 3 - SEED 2
DAY 4 - SEED 3
DAY 5 - SEED 4
Day 6 - PLAN 2
DAY 7 - SEED 5
DAY 8 - SEED 6
DAY 9 - SEED 7
DAY 10 - SEED 8
DAY 11–15 - PLAN 3
DAY 16–17 - PLAN 4
DAY 18- SEED 9
DAY 19–20 - SEED 10
DAY 21 - SEED 11
DAY 22 - SEED 12
DAY 23 - SEED 13
DAY 24 - SEED 14
DAY 25 - SEED 15
DAY 26–30 - PLAN 5
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons
from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment
will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Essential Question: What makes a community?
Focus Question: Who lives in the community?
Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carol Boston Weatherford
Summary: Told chapter by chapter in free verse, this historical fiction tells
how an African American community works together to fund a new school with the help of white farmers and a rich businessman (the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co.).
Young students will be fascinated by this story and wonder if it could be true. Answering questions about details in the text may lead to a surprising
investigation into the Rosenwald schools.
Display the book cover and tell students that you are going to read about how a community builds a new school. Direct students to closely attend
to details in the text that will answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions. Use a document camera to display text and
illustrations while engaging in an interactive chapter by chapter read aloud. Use any or all of these text-dependent questions to engage students in
a cooperative discussion with a partner or with the students in their groups.
Routine writing: Write an email to a classmate explaining how Ovella feels about school based on information in the story.
Research Queenstown Rosenwald School, a Rosenwald school in Maryland http://www. enotes.com/topic/ Queenstown_Rosenwald _School
Fisk searchable database of Rosenwald schools: Search for information about Maryland schools - photos of the building, number of classrooms and teachers, and funding sources and amounts: http:// rosenwald.fisk.edu /?module=search
**Prepare for small group/guided reading instruction by selecting appropriate text and materials. Make connections to the concept of Communities