This lesson begins with a read-aloud and Gallery Walk to build background knowledge about the main character of the book and the Pacific theater in World War II. Laura Hillenbrand presents the compelling story of Louis Zamperini in the literary nonfiction book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. To be clear, this central text is nonfiction, and many aspects of the text will be analyzed using the Reading Standards for Information Text. However, since the book is also a narrative, the Reading Standards for Literature are, at times, a useful lens.
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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 3A, Unit 1, Lesson 1.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-3a-unit-1-lesson-1; accessed 2015-05-29.
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