Students read “A Cycle of Death and Sweetness,” a detailed and evocative description of sugar work on eighteenth century plantations. Students consider the cumulative effect of words and phrases on the tone of this section. Students work in groups to collaboratively analyze phrases that contribute to the tone and meaning of this passage.
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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 4, Unit 1, Lesson 6.
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