This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.
Justin is upset that he is unable to perform the household chores as well as his sisters, and after his outburst of tears over this fact, his grandpa invites him to visit his ranch. Not only does he see his grandpa doing the same chores, but his grandpa also takes the time to show Justin how he can become better at them, and Justin learns that what matters is that we try to learn and do the best we can in the most enjoyable way. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.