The Night of San Juan - Includes Sample Writing Task

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

This is a story of three sisters, Aitza, Amalia, and Evelyn, who enjoy the freedom of playing together in the streets of San Juan, and they have a friend Jose Manuel who is not allowed to play outside because his grandmother thinks it is too dangerous. The girls come up with a plan to ask the grandmother for permission to have Jose Manuel join them on an outing to the beach the Night of San Juan. (McGraw-Hill CA Treasures, 2010)

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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