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lesson 16
1 hour

Preparing to Write an Essay about Theme


In this lesson, students will prepare for Part II of their end of unit assessment by gathering evidence related to the central theme, “making a difference,” in The Hope Chest, Chapter 17. They will then have a discussion about how Violet’s actions throughout the novel contribute to this theme.

To prepare for Part I of the End of Unit assessment in Lesson 17, students will read chapter 18 for homework. They will use evidence flags to mark evidence of the central theme, but they will not complete a Reader’s Guide for this chapter.


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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 of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 16. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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