A Basket of Bangles: How a Business Begins
Students listen to a story and answer questions about lending in Bangladesh. They complete a diagram that shows the impact of lending on a community. Working as a class, they compare the similarities and differences between banks lending in the United States and the Grameen Bank lending in Bangladesh. Students work with a partner to estimate profits based on Sufiya’s prices and costs in the book. (Book written by Ginger Howard / ISBN: 0-7613-1902-6)
Common Core Standards
Grades 1 through 5 English Language Arts Standards–Reading
- Key Ideas and Details
- RL.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitely and when drawing inferences from the text.
- RL.4.2, RL.5.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
- RL5.3. Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Grade 5 English Language Arts Standards–Reading
- Craft and Structure
- RI.5.4, RI.5.4. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
- RI.4.5, RI.5.5. Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Grade 5 Mathematics–Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- Write and interpret numerical expressions.
- 5.OA.2. Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.