Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 14

Students working together

In this lesson, students build upon the evidence collection work done in the previous lesson by engaging in a group discussion that validates their understanding of evidence used to support claims found in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Within expert groups, students take turns presenting their claim and evidence to the other members of their group, allowing time for counterclaims and clarifying questions. As an assessment, students write a paragraph response that synthesizes their understanding of supporting evidence with their ability to identify a claim in the text, and determine whether the evidence provided is relevant and sufficient.

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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 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
SL.9-10.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...

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