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ELD III-IV- Week Five

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High School ELD 3-4

Week 5 May 4-May 8

Weekly Packet

Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • cite evidence from information texts to analyze and reflect on how learning can give you power, take you places, and help you change the world.  
  • write sentences in the present perfect and past perfect forms.  

Lesson 1: Read, “Want to get into college? Learn to fail.” and answer both the multiple choice and the short answer questions.  
Lesson 2: Read, “What do you want (really, really want) out of your college education?” and answer both the multiple choice and the short answer questions.  

After reading “The Myth of the College Dropout”, write a paragraph about the central theme of the text.  In it, tell how the text ties into the idea that “learning gives you power.”  Cite evidence from the text to support your claims.  
In the “Discussion Question” section of “What do you want (really, really want) out of your college education?”, explain the connection the author draws between happiness and education.  Cite from the texts and your own experience to support your claims.  
Keep a journal about your experiences with social distancing. Your journal should have at least three entries a week. Each entry should be at least one paragraph. 

Lesson 3: Read “The Myth of the College Dropout” and answer both the multiple choice and the short answer questions. 

Enrichment Activities: 
President Barack Obama discusses the value of a college education. As you watch this video, think about how the texts and video emphasize the statistics that support the benefits of a college education. Why is it important to make sure everyone has the opportunity to attend college, even if it ends up not being the right path for them?  
As you watch this video, think about the discussion between college graduates and college dropouts. What did the college graduates who attended college find valuable about the experience? Why did the college dropouts leave college? Do you identify with the opinions of one group or individual over another?  


Rigorous(adjective): very difficult, challenging, or demanding  
Institution (noun):a society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose.  

Elite (noun):  a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society.  
Requisite(adjective):made necessary by particular circumstances  

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