Lesson 13 - Discussion


Describe the overall structure of Seedfolks and how different events fit together to create the plot, by describing the overall structure of a text. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman 

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Discussion Prompt

Describe the overall structure of Seedfolks. How do different events fit together to create the plot?

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Common Core Standards

  • L.5.3.b — Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.

  • RL.5.5 — Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

  • SL.5.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.5.1.a — Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

  • SL.5.1.b — Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

  • SL.5.6 — Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

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