In this lesson, students will be introduced to Bernard Madoff and the concept of a Ponzi scheme through an informational video. Students will also begin reading the second informational text in this unit, “How Bernard Madoff Did It.” The understandings scaffolded in this lesson are crucial for students to fully engage with the texts in the remaining lessons of this unit. Students will engage in rich discussion to support comprehension of the ideas and concepts introduced in this video and the text.
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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 2, Unit 3, Lesson 7.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-9-ela-module-2-unit-3-lesson-7; accessed 2015-05-29.
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