In this lesson, students examine an excerpt that introduces the story of John Moore, whose cells were used to develop the cell line Mo, without his knowledge, after he received treatment for cancer. Students compare this story to that of Henrietta Lacks through text analysis. After reading, students learn about the concept of perspective and continue with their pre-searches.
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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 EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 10.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-3-unit-1-lesson-10; accessed 2015-05-29.
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