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“Breaker Boys: A Light at the End of the Tunnel” Informational Bundle

4th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

Perfect for multilingual students learning English, this series of lessons includes strategic scaffolding with sentence frames for building vocabulary through collaborative conversations.  Using an informational text: “Breaker Boys: A Light at the End of the Tunnel” by Jennifer Kaul  your students will:

  • Segment 1: Work with partners and academic sentence frames to take a literal interpretation of informational text to evaluation and synthesis using text evidence questions
  • Segment 2: Collaborate with their peers to document the effects of the job on the Breaker Boys
  • Segment 3: Demonstrate the main idea by creating headings for the informational text
    Segment 4: Create a crossword puzzle that demonstrates an understanding of the informational text

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.