ELA is a combination of the oral and written language skills needed for students to communicate effectively, as well as, the ability to extract meaning from a variety of texts.
This year we will be using the Modules provided by New York State. We have completed the first Unit of Module 1 and students should be able to :
-discuss the reason for the creation of human rights
-discuss specific articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-read a text and find examples of when human rights are violated or upheld.
In Unit 2 we are reading Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. In this story a young girl will go from being the beloved daughter of a wealthy Mexican rancher to a migrant worker and the sole provider of her family. The novel is set in the 1930's and as many opportunities for class discussions and evaluation of story elements. Students will be expected to complete the nightly readings and independent activities, so that they are prepared and ready to contribute to class discussions.
I encourage you to go to www.engageny.org and view the parent supports available.