This lesson introduces students to the fourth paragraph of “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” in the informational text “Refugee Children in Canada: Searching for Identity,” which describes how refugees mourn what they leave behind. This lesson is similar in format to Lessons 9 and 11, in which students read the first three paragraphs of this section of text for gist and answered text-dependent questions to dig deeper into the vocabulary and content.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 13.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-1-unit-2-lesson-13; accessed 2015-05-29.
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