Sees Behind Trees - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

In the beginning, Walnut isn't taking the task of using the bow and arrow to shoot the moss seriously, but he must demonstrate his ability to shoot in order to become a man. After learning Walnut has bad vision, Walnut’s mom switches tactics and blindfolds him, then when the tribe convenes, Walnut demonstrates his ability to “see” and is given the name of “Sees Behind Trees.” (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.

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