In this lesson, students analyze quotations from famous and ordinary people about the heart. Some quotations refer to the literal meaning of heart, and others refer to heart in a figurative way. Then, students examine an exemplar informative essay to determine the significance of each component of the essay. Students also discuss how an Evidence Organizer connects to writing an essay.
This example lesson showcases best practices already existent in the unit as well as refinements made in collaboration with the ELSF review team. The lesson is annotated to highlight highly supportive lesson features, including rationale and accompanying Guidelines which provide information on why the features are effective for ELs (and all students). Some of the features highlighted showcase learning opportunities that apprentice ELs into valued academic practices.
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