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module 2A
40 Instructional days (40 hours)

Working With Evidence:Taking a Stand


Students will continue to develop their ability to closely read text while studying the theme of taking a stand. During the first half of Unit 1, students will read two speeches reflecting examples of real people taking a stand. By reading these speeches they will build background knowledge about the module’s overarching theme, engage in a study of the speaker’s perspective, and analyze the craft of forming an argument.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 2A. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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