Lesson Plan

Generating Reasons: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

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Scholars synthesize evidence from Katherine Paterson's Lyddie to create a list of the pros and cons of Lyddie signing a petition about working conditions. They use the Lyddie's Decision anchor chart to record their thoughts and ideas about the topic.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have partners share with each other what they would do if they were in Lyddie's position 
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment 12 from the 20-part Grade 7 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series
  • Requires a document camera and one copy of Lyddie for each student
  • Includes helpful teaching notes
  • Offers differentiation techniques
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