Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 2

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In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 7 and 8 of “A Genetics of Justice” in which Alvarez goes into specific detail about Trujillo’s megalomania and vanity as described by her mother. Students first read and discuss Mark Memmott’s article “Remembering To Never Forget” to deepen their understanding of Rafael Trujillo. Students analyze how each text uses details to develop ideas around Trujillo to ascertain how the subject is approached across two different mediums.

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Common Core Learning Standards

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RI.9-10.7 Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in...
L.9-10.4.b Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of...

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