Seedfolks

Lesson 5

Objective

Describe Sam's perspective on the garden and how his perspective changed. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman  — Sam

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Describe Sam's perspective on the garden. Make sure to include details that show how his perspective changed. 

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Key Questions

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  • When Sam says he is trying to “sew up the rips in the neighborhood,” what does it show about his point of view toward the neighborhood? 
  • In what ways did the name “Paradise” fit the garden? In what ways was it not a good fit? Defend. 
  • From Sam’s perspective, what other problems arose in the garden? In what ways was the garden turning back into Cleveland? What caused the change? 

Vocabulary

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paradise     (n.)

a perfect place

exceptions     (n.)

to be different from others

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Common Core Standards

  • 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

L.5.5.a

RF.5.3

RF.5.4

RL.5.1

RL.5.10

RL.5.4

SL.5.1

W.5.10