In this unit, students analyze authors’ and speakers’ purposes and evaluate the claims they make. Students begin reading the Young Readers Edition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (930L), a high-interest literary nonfiction text about where food comes from and how it gets to our plate. As they read the text, they are involved in a study of the author’s purpose and how to determine what that is.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 1.
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