In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 4–10 of the essay, exploring central ideas that emerge through Silko’s description of significant people, stories, and memories from her childhood. Students also discuss how Silko creates a smooth progression of events at the beginning of her text.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-12-ela-module-1-unit-2-lesson-2; accessed 2015-05-29.
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