From: Zeto, Alayne C.
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008
To: Brazofsky, Robert C.
Subject: FW: ALL
ELEMENTARY TEACHERS: "Hispanics in the USA" Essay Contest and Writing Prompt for
From: M-DCPS Weekly Briefings
Sent: Tue 10/7/2008 10:44
To: Zeto, Alayne C.
Subject: ALL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS:
"Hispanics in the USA" Essay Contest and Writing Prompt for 5th
Briefing ID #: 4866
ALL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS: "Hispanics in the USA" Essay Contest and
Writing Prompt for 5th Grade
||Oct 10, 2008|
"Hispanics in the USA" is a program which
provides schools with additional resources to teach 5th grade students
about important contributions Hispanics have made to the U.S. Students are
asked to complete an essay based on the readings.
- Hispanics in the USA is a program
which provides schools with additional resources to teach 5th grade
students about the important contributions Hispanics have made to the
- The program includes a hardcover collection
of biographies of fourteen Hispanics, student workbooks, and
District-developed lesson plans.
- Copies of the book Hispanics in the
U.S.A. Making History, by Dr. Arnhilda Badia, were sent to all
elementary schools in September 2006. Copies of the book were provided
for every fifth grader in the District. No additional copies are
- The lesson plans will help 5th grade
teachers connect the contributions made by Hispanics to the District's
character education core values; e.g.; responsibility, respect,
- The attached packet contains the lesson
plans, writing prompt, scoring rubric, and a time line for
- As the program's culminating activity,
students are asked to complete an essay based on the attached prompt.
The essay should be completed as a class assignment and be based on the
students' reflections after completing the lessons and reading the
- The essays are scored at the school using
the Florida Writes! Grade 4 Scoring Rubric, with the top essay being
forwarded to the Regional Center for final judging.
- To successfully implement the Hispanics
in the USA program, schools must adhere to the time line included
in this briefing as an attachement.
||Ms. Maria Elena Sardiņas, District
Supervisor ( 305 995-2498 ) |
||Curriculum & Instruction, Social