In this lesson, students read another excerpt from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, building their understanding of central ideas present in the text as they examine the history of HeLa through the lens of scientific discovery. Students discuss their understanding in pairs and continue to surface issues in the text for the purpose of research. Students also continue to generate, refine and select inquiry questions to guide their research.
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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 4.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-3-unit-1-lesson-4; accessed 2015-05-29.
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