World Lit: Taking a Stand Against Hunger

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

Learning Target: I can identify an authors purpose and analyze an argument presented, and I can synthesize information from print and nonprint persuasive texts.

Opening Session: Share Out! What’s your opinion on child hunger? You think it sucks, right? Do you think America is doing enough to combat child hunger? If not, what more could we do?

Work Session: Today and tomorrow we’re going to be doing activity 2.15 in your Springboard book, which starts on page 194. Today we’re going to read a Proclamation (woah, that’s a genre we’ve never read before!) and look at a chart and some statistics, so let’s get started!

After reading the proclamation, I want to have a brief discussion over the Second Read questions. Do you feel that the world is doing a good job of holding up the proclamation we just read? If not the world, is America? Is it the duty of Americans (or people from countries similar to ours) to make sure children in other parts of the world don’t go hungry? Why or why not?

Let’s now look at the charts and statistics given on page 197. Are these surprising? How do they square with the proclamation we just read? Let’s do a quick think-pair-share for Second Read question 3.

Closing Session: Vocab review – quiz is TOMORROW!

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)


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