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lesson 2
1 hour

Who is Trujillo?


In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 7 and 8 of “A Genetics of Justice” in which Alvarez goes into specific detail about Trujillo’s megalomania and vanity as described by her mother. Students first read and discuss Mark Memmott’s article “Remembering To Never Forget” to deepen their understanding of Rafael Trujillo. Students analyze how each text uses details to develop ideas around Trujillo to ascertain how the subject is approached across two different mediums.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 2. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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