Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 2

Student asking question

In this lesson, students read and analyze another excerpt from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, in which Skloot further surfaces ideas and events related to the story of Henrietta Lacks and her “contribution” to human tissue research. Students analyze the text through reading and evidence-based discussions, with specific attention paid to how Skloot unfolds the series of events and ideas by using a Tracking Events and Ideas Tool.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in...
W.9-10.9.b Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
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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