In this lesson, students begin their study of “Solarium,” another chapter from the novel Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. Students read and discuss an excerpt in which Jason, the narrator, first meets Madame Crommelynk, the old woman who delivers his poems to be published. In small groups, students analyze how the author develops characters in this excerpt.
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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 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 7.
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