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lesson 15
1 hour

Unit Assessment Part 1: Analyze Central Idea; Part 2: Reflect on Research Process


In this final lesson of the unit, the End-of-Unit Assessment, students complete a two-part assessment. First, students synthesize and compose a multi-paragraph response examining how Skloot unfolds an analysis of a central idea throughout The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. In part two, students reflect on the research process begun in this unit by writing about two or three areas of investigation that emerged from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, explaining how and from where the areas emerged.


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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 15. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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