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module 3A
36 Instructional days (36 hours)

Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain


Description

In this module, students are involved in a study of how an author develops point of view and how an author’s perspective, based on his or her culture, is evident in his or her writing. Students will read Lawrence Yep’s Dragon wings (870L), a high interest novel about an eight-year-old boy from China who joins his father in San Francisco in the early 1900s. As they read the novel, students also will read excerpts of Lawrence Yep’s biography The Lost Garden in order to determine how his culture and his experiences shaped his perspective and how his perspective is evident in his novel Dragon wings. Through the close reading of these texts, students will learn multiple strategies for acquiring and using academic vocabulary.

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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 6 ELA Module 3A. Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-6-ela-module-3a; accessed 2015-05-29.
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