Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 7

Boy Graduating

In this lesson, students continue reading an excerpt from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, focusing on the Lacks family’s distrust of Johns Hopkins Hospital and the history of unethical medical practices conducted against the African-American community. Students analyze how Skloot unfolds credible and relevant evidence to support the perspective of the Lacks family. Students also continue searching for topics/issues using the Surfacing Issues Tool, and are introduced to the Exploring a Topic Tool, in which they consider their own reasons for selecting various topics to further explore in research.

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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...

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