Jan. 13, 2020

We continue our study of the life of Dr. MLK Jr. and connect his life’s work to that of other Civil Rights leaders, here in the US and in other parts of the world. Students search the library of MLK quotes and choose those that are most inspiring to reflect upon. Students also analyze some poetry by Langston Hughes.

Later this week, students read, Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez.   We observe the life and work of Cesar Chavez through the eyes of the Catholic Social Justice Teachings.

Our target comprehension skills are: ‘Conclusions & Generalizations, Problem & Solution’.  Students learn to infer, predict as they read.

Vocabulary Strategies: Using common suffixes to break apart and understand the meaning of words. Suffixes: -ful, -less, -ness, -ment.

Students learn about Idioms and how they are colorful phrases that are used to explain different situations. They are not meant to be taken literally.

Fluency: Stress. As students read aloud, we practice adding additional emphasis or emotion to certain syllables or words in order to convey meaning.

Our “Essential Question” is: What can we learn about a person from their life’s work?

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