Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 5

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In this Mid-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from paragraphs 1–15 of Julia Alvarez’s “A Genetics of Justice” to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay identifying Alvarez’s claim in paragraph 15 and addressing how she develops this claim. Students review their annotated text, lesson Quick Writes, discussion notes, and homework notes to organize their ideas. Students then develop their essays with relevant and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, and quotations.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences...
W.9-10.2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections...
W.9-10.2.b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete...

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