Grandfather's Journey is an immigrant family’s story, through multiple generations, and the emotions and adventures that accompany such a trek. Students will study others in U.S. history who have been courageous risk takers and committed to a journey that would take them to new places. Without having to stamp passports, students will get to travel to far away places. Their hearts and minds will be like an open highway as they read and write similes and as they study synonyms that go beyond the ordinary.
This module contains the following lessons:
- A Place I’ve Been
- Word Match Game
- Family Portraits
- Vocabulary Acquisition
- Guided Discovery “Text-to-Self Connections”
- Thought Bubble
- Simile Self-Portrait
- Other Adventures
- Japanese Block Printing
- Writing About Family Portraits
Journey, Astonished, Bewildered, Endless, Marveled, Longed, Surrounded, Exchanged, Homesickness, Simile, Explored
Note: This module is part of 2nd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.