This is the first in the two-lesson cycle in which students build background knowledge about Michael Pollan’s industrial organic food chain. • In order to gradually be released to work independently in preparation for the mid-unit assessment, students work in pairs without teacher modeling to find the gist and to answer text-dependent questions.
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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 4, Unit 1, Lesson 5.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-4-unit-1-lesson-5; accessed 2015-05-29.
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