Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 4

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In this lesson, students read another excerpt from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, building their understanding of central ideas present in the text as they examine the history of HeLa through the lens of scientific discovery. Students discuss their understanding in pairs and continue to surface issues in the text for the purpose of research. Students also continue to generate, refine and select inquiry questions to guide their research.

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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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