Lesson 8


Explain why the garden feels like a family to Sae Young.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman  — Sae Young

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Read the sentences from the end of p. 50.

“Feel very glad inside. Feel part of garden. Almost like family.” 

In what ways does the garden feel like family to Sae Young? 

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Key Questions


  • How does the garden help Sae Young start over? Why? 

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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.5.3 — 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.

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