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Trying to Trust
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ELA & Social and Emotional Learning
Self-awareness


Story Summary: After being abandoned by her father, Amber has a hard time trusting others, even Craig who tries to show her that he’s here to stay.

Learning Objectives
Youth will build their SEL by:
• Explaining how past relationships affect present ones
• Considering what to let go from the past and what to keep

Youth will increase their literacy by:
• Making meaning of text through class read-aloud and discussion
• Writing to express personal connections and insights



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(NYC-2019-11-22)