In this lesson, students engage in an evidence collection activity using The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, in order to prepare for a discussion in the following lesson about the text’s various claims and evidence. The focus of this lesson is on understanding claims and evidence in informational text, as well as developing claims for future argument writing. Additionally, this lesson develops students’ proficiency for gathering and synthesizing evidence from a text.
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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 13.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-3-unit-1-lesson-13; accessed 2015-05-29.
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