Introducing Final Performance Task and Analyzing Statistics

How do statistics help people understand the universal refugee experience? Using the resource, scholars engage in an activity called a Chalk Talk, working in teams to analyze statistics from informational texts about refugees. Also, they revisit some of Thanhha Lai's poems from the novel Inside Out & Back Again, looking for factual details about Vietnam.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils view the story map about the Vietnam War and its effect on refugees
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 18 of 20 from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series
  • Provide copies of the book Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
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  • Offers tips for meeting students' needs
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Common Core