Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 10

Student looking for books

In this lesson, students examine an excerpt that introduces the story of John Moore, whose cells were used to develop the cell line Mo, without his knowledge, after he received treatment for cancer. Students compare this story to that of Henrietta Lacks through text analysis. After reading, students learn about the concept of perspective and continue with their pre-searches.

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