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lesson 1
1 hour

Effect of Epigraph


In this lesson, students are introduced to chapter 1 of W.E.B. Du Bois’s seminal compilation of essays, The Souls of Black Folk. Students begin their exploration of the chapter entitled “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” by considering the effect created by the author’s choice of epigraph. Through discussion, students begin to develop an understanding of the meaning of the key word problem as Du Bois uses it in the text (par. 1).


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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 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 1. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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