In this lesson, students will practice the comparing and contrasting that they have learned in this unit: comparing and contrasting text structures, as well as comparing and contrasting the text and film versions of To Kill a Mockingbird. Feel free to point out where the skills are similar, even though the application of the skills is in different contexts. Generalizing critical thinking skills will help students master them in multiple contexts.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 17.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-2a-unit-1-lesson-17; accessed 2015-05-29.
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