In what ways does our need to feel a sense of belonging conflict with our individuality?
DAY 1–3 - PLAN 1
DAY 4–6 - PLAN 2
DAY 7–8 - SEED 1
DAY 9–15 - SEED 2
DAY 16–20 - SEED 3
DAY 21–22 - SEED 4
DAY 23–29 - PLAN 4
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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.
"The Circuit," by Francisco Jimenez, from the collection The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, by Francisco Jimenez
Sources for Background Information
Teachers are encouraged to search for and utilize other resources as well.
Please note: "The Circuit" is classified as a work of fiction. The author does state, however, that the stories represent the lives of his family members.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Consider the need for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) and/or for captioned/described video when selecting texts, novels, video and/or other media for this unit. See "Sources for Accessible Media" for suggestions. See Maryland Learning Links: http://marylandlearninglinks.org.
Reading: Informational Text
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