In this lesson, students read an interview with four refugees and answer questions similar to those they answered in Lessons 3–5. This text is somewhat simpler than other texts students have read, particularly because the speakers in the interview are children. Therefore, this text (and this lesson) is used primarily to help students identify how specific refugees’ stories fit the more general patterns identified in “Refugees: Who, Where, Why.”
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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 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 6.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-1-unit-2-lesson-6; accessed 2015-05-29.
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