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lesson 12
1 hour

Development of Ideas Across Text


In this lesson, students place Audre Lorde’s poem, “From the House of Yemanjá” in conversation with the other three texts in this module: “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” by W. E. B. Du Bois, “Atlanta Compromise Speech” by Booker T. Washington, and “An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Students make connections across these three texts and “From the House of Yemanjá,” analyzing how the development of ideas and events in the non-fiction texts refines their understanding of the central ideas in Lorde’s poem.


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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 2, Lesson 12. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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