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This Study Companion begins by following the trail of Romeo and Juliet to its original origins. Next, we venture into the basis for West Side Story with an investigation of Puerto Rico and its history and connection to the United States. This is followed by an overview of Hispanic culture in Louisiana that includes recent history. Lessons included in this companion provide students with opportunities to view this story through new angels and become more familiar with culture and how it shapes society. Rivalries and Resolutions guides students in a comparison of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. This comparison leads to the opportunity to create a new story, possibly with a different ending. In The Cultures of Us, students will have opportunities to learn about the cultures of their classmates, which may either be the same or different from their own, and create a work of art to express what they learn. Portraits of Our Region offers ways to use a digital camera or a hand-held device to learn about the broad spectrum of Hispanic identity and how the environment of a region influences the culture of the people that live in that region.

Subjects:

  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Botany
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Ecology
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Language Arts > Grammar, Usage & Mechanics
  • Social Studies > History/Local
  • Science > Life Sciences
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Poetry
  • Science > Process Skills
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Social Studies > State History
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Social Studies > United States Government
  • Social Studies > United States History
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Social Studies > World History
  • Language Arts > Writing

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    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Update Standards?

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

    Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
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    February 26, 2019

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