Seedfolks

Lesson 3

Objective

Compare and contrast Wendell and Gonzalo’s uncle’s reaction to the garden.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman  — Wendell and Gonzalo

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Compare and contrast Wendell and Gonzalo’s uncle’s reaction to the garden. 

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Key Questions

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  • When Ana says, “it’s up to us to save them,” what does it show about Ana’s point of view toward Kim and the vacant lot? Why? (Wendell)
  • What is Wendell’s initial perspective of the garden? How does it change? (Wendell)
  • Describe the interaction between Wendell and Kim. Even though neither Wendell nor Kim spoke a single word, the interaction influenced both of them. Explain how. (Wendell)
  • Gonzalo starts by saying, “The older you are, the younger you get when you move to the United States.” What evidence does Gonzalo include to support this statement? (Gonzalo)
  • Gonzalo ends by saying, “He changed from a baby back into a man.” What caused this change? Why? (Gonzalo)

Vocabulary

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gestures     (n.)

body movements that show or emphasize an idea or feeling

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Common Core Standards

  • L.5.1.a — Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

  • RL.5.3 — Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

  • RL.5.6 — Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Spiral Standards

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L.5.4

RF.5.3

RF.5.4

RL.5.1

RL.5.10

RL.5.4

SL.5.1

W.5.10