Before this lesson, divide students into new mixed groups, each containing one representative from each character. In this lesson, students have the opportunity to read-aloud a portion of their confessional or their entire confessional to a small group of peers. This is not a speaking and listening assessment, but rather provides students with an opportunity to further create a community of writers.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 Module 2B, Unit 3, Lesson 4.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-module-2b-unit-3-lesson-4; accessed 2015-05-29.
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