Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 13

Students working on computer

In this lesson, students engage in an evidence collection activity using The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, in order to prepare for a discussion in the following lesson about the text’s various claims and evidence. The focus of this lesson is on understanding claims and evidence in informational text, as well as developing claims for future argument writing. Additionally, this lesson develops students’ proficiency for gathering and synthesizing evidence from a 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,...
W.9-10.9.b Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups...

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