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lesson 2
1 hour

Launching the Novel: Character Analysis of Ha


This lesson introduces strategies that will be used throughout the modules to promote student engagement, collaboration, and self-assessment. Review: Cold Call, Turn and Talk, and Fist to Five (Appendix). • This lesson also includes a structure called Numbered Heads Together: When grouping students in groups of four, assign each student in the group a number from 1 to 4. Numbering students in the group makes it quick and easy to assign group roles such as note taker, presenter, timekeeper, or facilitator and to quickly “cold call” on students.


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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.



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