In this lesson, students write the draft of their essay about Atticus’s decision to defend Tom Robinson. In the previous four lessons, students have shaped their arguments, planned their essays, and critiqued one another’s work. At this point, students need time to craft their essay.
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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 EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 13.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-2a-unit-2-lesson-13; accessed 2015-05-29.
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