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lesson 1
1 hour

Inquiry-Based Research Introduction


In this first lesson of the unit and module, students are introduced to the module’s focus: inquiry-based research to build evidence-based arguments. Students begin reading and analyzing the Prologue of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, focusing on the connection between Henrietta Lacks and the scientific advancement provided by the research of her “immortal” cells. This excerpt focuses on the connections Skloot draws between Henrietta Lacks, as a person, and the scientific advancement her cells supported.


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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 3, Unit 1, Lesson 1. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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