José feels he is destined to a life filled with physical labor. Both of his parents work hard. His mother works at a sewing machine all day, and his father works for the telephone company and often tells José that life is hard. (McDougal Littell The Language of Literature, 2002)
This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project
, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology 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.