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unit 2
13 Instructional days (13 hours)

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed Lives


Students continue to build their reading and writing skills as well as their understanding of how new or improved technologies are developed to meet the needs of society, through a case study of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television. They will examine how Philo Farnsworth became motivated to develop new and useful devices that made life easier in rural America, and how he persuaded others to invest in his ideas.


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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 5 ELA Module 2B, Unit 2. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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