In an amazing story full of emotions, tension, friendship and love- Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States. Although Jason was born in the US, it’s hard to feel American now when he’s terrified that his mother will be discovered—and that they will be separated.
When he sees his mother being escorted away by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, he's not sure he can do it on his own.
Unit plan includes:
- Unit plan sequencing and pacing guide
- 15 Lesson plans aligned to CCSS.
- Daily notebook prompts
- Comprehension Discussion Questions Sentence Starters
- Student self-assessment rubric for journal work.
- Teacher assessment rubric for journal work.
- Unique end of the unit project ideas and worksheets for students to submit project proposal.
- End of the unit project student self-assessment rubric
- End of the unit project teacher assessment rubric
- A list of suggested fiction books to pair with/after this book.
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