This is the second of two lessons in which students build background knowledge about the Pacific Theater in World War II by reading an excerpt from the article “War in the Pacific.” In this lesson, students analyze the actions of the United States and Japan to understand why there was conflict between the two countries. This historical context is important for students to understand as they continue reading Unbroken.
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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 3A, Unit 1, Lesson 5.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-3a-unit-1-lesson-5; accessed 2015-05-29.
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