Building Background Knowledge, Predicting, and Focusing on Key Vocabulary: “Refugees: Who, Where, Why”

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Using the fourth of 20 lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series, scholars discuss the challenges refugees face when finding a place to call home. They also read and answer text-based questions about the informational passage "Refugees: Who, Where, Why."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite individuals to share their experiences with moving to a new home or relocating to a different place
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons are consecutive and build upon each other
  • Expects familiarity with the first unit from the module
  • Requires copies of the book Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

  • Includes helpful teacher notes
  • Provides ideas for meeting various learners' needs

  • None
Common Core