Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 3


In this lesson, students read paragraphs 9–11 of “A Genetics of Justice” in which Alvarez describes the series of events that lead to her family’s return to the Dominican Republic and the necessary humiliations they must endure to escape Trujillo’s grip. Students analyze how the events that Alvarez unfolds develop an idea central to the text.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in...
L.9-10.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or...

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