Students read “The Overseer” which details the brutal actions of overseers on sugar plantations. Students engage in an evidence-based discussion, exploring how specific words and phrases in the text impacts the authors’ ideas. Student analysis includes closely reading two sections of text to facilitate collaborative discussion.
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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 8.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-9-ela-module-4-unit-1-lesson-8; accessed 2015-05-29.
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