Read-Aloud Lesson: Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez | 800L
- Learning Goal
- Identify the actions Cesar Chavez took to help farmworkers, the results of those actions, and the historical significance of those results.
- Part 1: Approximately 40-45 minutesPart 2: Approximately 15-20 minutesPart 3: Approximately 15-20 minutes
- Necessary Materials
1. Detailed lesson plan
2. Graphic organizer for guided practice
3. Independent student worksheet
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
This lesson is a close reading of the entire text. So it’s important to engage students often, to enhance their learning. Here are two tips:
- When you ask the more complex questions from the lesson, ask students to “turn-and-talk” or “buddy-talk” before answering.
Once you are deep into the lesson, instead of asking students every question provided, ask them to share with you what questions they should be asking themselves at that point in the text. This is also a great opportunity to use "turn-and-talk."
- Suggested teacher language is included in the lesson.
- We recommend you read the book once to your students, either the day or morning before teaching the lesson.
- This research-based, read-aloud lesson may seem long. Why do students need the lesson to be this way?
Part 1: Teacher Modeling and Questioning
Write the following student-friendly learning goal on the board, then read the learning goal out loud with the class:
We will explain what Cesar Chavez did to try and help farmworkers, and why it is important to history.
Point out Arizona and California on a map or a globe. (A map is provided here for your convenience.)
Students answer (may vary):
- Cesar liked to sleep outside.
- Cesar had brothers, sisters, and cousins.
- Cesar thought the whole world belonged to his family.
Part 2: Guided Practice and Discussion
Part 3: Student Independent Practice
Texts & Materials
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