Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 2
Unit 2: In this second unit, students will apply their new learning about human rights through a case study of how a fictional character responds to human rights challenges. This unit emphasizes the Reading Literature strand of the NYSP12 CCLS, with a study of the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan (740L). Students also read informational texts related to the story’s historical context. They will trace the journey of Esperanza, a young girl born into a comfortable life of privilege in Mexico in the 1930s who is forced to flee to California and must rise above her difficult circumstances. This unit is designed to deliberately build students’ ability to write routinely to learn.
Grade 5, Module 2, Unit 2 Recommended Texts: These texts are provided as recommended resources which relate to the theme of the unit. Lexile scores are provided to provide appropriate independent reading for each student to build content knowledge about the topic. Districts may substitute other books as appropriate and available.
Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 2 Lessons: Lessons can be downloaded individually or as a complete unit from EngageNY here.
Grade 5, Module 1, Unit 2 Implementation Resources: These resources were developed by the IES Team and regional E2CCB teachers. Permission to use/adapt resources is by Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike license.