In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 12–15 of “A Genetics of Justice” in which Alvarez describes her mother’s forced participation in a parade of women honoring Trujillo. Students explore how Alvarez develops central ideas of trauma and freedom through her recreated version of her mother’s experiences.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 4.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-2-unit-2-lesson-4; accessed 2015-05-29.
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