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Grade 5: Module 3: Unit 2: Lesson 11






MODULE LESSONS

Grade 5: Module 3: Unit 2: Lesson 11



Writing an Opinion Essay: Drafting an Introduction

Language Arts Curriculum


Organizing the Model: Introductory Paragraph

W.5.1a


Branch Rickey was a leader in baseball, at first on the field as a player and later off the field as a coach, manager, and president of major league teams.

As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was one of the first to propose integrating Major League Baseball.

Rickey sent out scouts, studied reports, and talked with sportswriters, all of which led to choosing Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

There were many factors that led to Rickey’s success, but it was support from others in baseball that was most important.

Characteristics of Opinion Essays Anchor Chart

(Example, for Teacher Reference)

W.5.1
Characteristics of Opinion Essays

Introductory Paragraph

  • Introduction that catches the readers attention and gives context: Briefly explains who the essay is about and what social change he was fighting for

  • Focus statement: States which factor (or factors) was most important in the person’s success



Language Dive Guide II:
Model Essay: Branch Rickey


Notes: Refer to the Language Dive in Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 2 for detailed notes on how the Language Dive format has changed starting in Module 3.
Sentence: As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was one of the first to propose integrating Major League Baseball. (from the introductory paragraph of the Model Essay: Branch Rickey in Lesson 9 supporting materials)
Rationale: This sentence is compelling because it uses an introductory phrase, namely an introductory element followed by a comma, to help address the Daily Learning Target and L.5.2b. It also helps address the big idea that individuals are shaped by and can shape society. Invite students to discuss each chunk briefly, but encourage extended conversation and practice with the focus structure As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Note that this chunk is presented out of order to establish that it refers to and introduces Branch Rickey. After discussing this structure, students practice using it to describe themselves. Students apply their understanding of the meaning and structure of this sentence when writing context on Jackie Robinson in their introductory paragraphs and as they revise their writing in future lessons by adding introductory elements followed by a comma.
Time: 15 minutes


Throughout the Language Dive

Follow the same routines found in Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 3.

Deconstruct

Refer to the chunk chart for language goals; display the sentence strip chunks; display and distribute the note-catcher. Follow the same routine found in Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 3 to assist students in deconstructing, reconstructing, and practicing the chosen sentence.

Practice
(Focus structure)


Reconstruct

Practice (Sentence)


Language Dive Chunk Chart II:
Model Essay: Branch Rickey


he was one of the first

Deconstruct:
Language Goals


  • “Who is this sentence about? How do you know” Branch Rickey; We know because the sentence before this is about Branch Rickey. (subject pronoun)

  • was one of the first: “What was Branch Rickey?” Branch Rickey was one of the first people to do something. The idea that follows describes something that was not done by many people before him. Note how the meaning would change if the first was replaced by many. (verb phrase)

to propose integrating

Deconstruct:
Language Goals


  • “What was Branch Ricky one of the first to do?” to suggest integrating something as a plan; to present the idea of bringing people into equal participation in something, regardless of the color of their skin. In this context, it means bringing black people and white people into equal participation; the subsequent chunk will tell us what Branch Rickey proposed integrating. (infinitive phrase to show intention)

  • Students can segregate themselves in the classroom according to something they are wearing, such as those that are wearing something blue and those that are not. They can then demonstrate integrating.

Major League Baseball.

Deconstruct:
Language Goals


  • “What did Branch Ricky propose integrating?” a professional baseball organization in the United States and Canada that used to restrict African-American ballplayers from participating. Branch Rickey wanted to integrate it, allowing white and nonwhite ballplayers to play baseball together as equals. (noun phrase)




As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers,

Deconstruct:
Language Goals


  • “In what position was Branch Ricky when he proposed integrating the Brooklyn Dodgers?” He was president. A president is the highest position in a company. (prepositional phrase)

  • “Why does the author use a comma at the end of this phrase?” The author is introducing Branch Rickey by giving more information about his position. It is necessary to use a comma after introducing information about someone or something. (punctuation)

  • “How would this sentence sound if we removed the comma? Who can reread the chunks together as if there is no comma?” Students should observe how it sounds as if the chunks run together with no pause, making it more difficult to understand.

  • “Can you figure out why the author included this introductory phrase?” It gives more information about Branch Rickey; it is important for the reader to know that he was president of the Brooklyn Dodgers because he had influence in Major League Baseball.

Practice (Focus Structure)

  • As _____ [introductory phrase], I _____ [verb phrase]. (As a student, I try my best to persevere, even when something is difficult. As a sister, I always look out for my siblings.)

  • Students can practice saying this sentence with a slight pause after the comma, and then without the pause. They can discuss why the comma is placed where it is (to separate the introductory phrase from the rest of the sentence).

    • To provide lighter support: “Can you expand your introductory phrase to provide more information?” As a student at Chatham Park Elementary School, I try my best to persevere, even when something is difficult.)

    • To provide heavier support: Provide a word/phrase bank for students to use when completing the sentence frame.

  • Invite students to write and sketch their sentence. ✎

As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was one of the first to propose integrating Major League Baseball.

Reconstruct

  • “How can you say this sentence in your own words?” Branch Rickey was the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and was one of the first people to suggest that black and white ballplayers should play baseball together in the major leagues.

  • “How does this Language Dive add to your understanding of the big idea?” It helps to show how individuals can shape society. Rickey used his position to suggest that black and white people should work together.

Practice
(Sentence)


  • “Can we say this sentence in a different order? How?” Students can each hold a chunk and switch places to show the sentence in a different, correct order. (He was one of the first to propose integrating Major League Baseball, as the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.)

  • As an African-American athlete, Jackie Robinson was the first to _____. (Example: As an African American athlete, Jackie Robinson was the first to break the color barrier in baseball.) ✎

    • To provide lighter support: “Can you say this sentence in two sentences and then make it one sentence again?” Branch Rickey was president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was one of the first to propose integrating Major League Baseball.

    • To provide heavier support: Invite students to discuss the meaning of the sentence in home language groups.

  • Language Chunk Wall suggestions:

    • Language to talk about function or character (e.g., prepositions): As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers,

    • Language to connect words, phrases, clauses: As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers

    • Nouns and noun phrases and clauses (people, places, things): As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, / to propose integrating / Major League Baseball.

    • Language to make references: he was one of the first

    • Verbs and verb phrases (actions, states of being): he was one of the first

Language Dive Sentence Strip Chunks II:
Model Essay: Branch Rickey



As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers,

he was one of the first

to propose integrating

Major League Baseball.

Language Dive II Note-catcher:
Model Essay: Branch Rickey


As president of the Brooklyn Dodgers,/ he was one of the first/ to propose integrating/ Major League Baseball.
Directions: Fill in the blanks to complete the sentence, and then sketch a picture to match.

As __________________________________________________________________,


I __________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Sketch a picture that matches your sentence.




As an African American athlete, Jackie Robinson was the first to
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___________________________________________________________________






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