Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 4

Girl in classroom

In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 12–15 of “A Genetics of Justice” in which Alvarez describes her mother’s forced participation in a parade of women honoring Trujillo. Students explore how Alvarez develops central ideas of trauma and freedom through her recreated version of her mother’s experiences.

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CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences...

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