This lesson introduces students to one section of the article “Refugee Children in Canada: Searching for Identity.” The section is entitled “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison,” which describes the similarities in the adaptation process of refugees and immigrants. This full article is very complex. Students read only this one specific section that compares refugees and immigrants. This section of the text was chosen because it best aligns with Ha’s experiences in the novel.
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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 9.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-1-unit-2-lesson-9; accessed 2015-05-29.
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