Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 9


In this lesson, students analyze an excerpt in which Skloot describes how the family struggles to understand the public information regarding the HeLa cells. Students continue to build their understanding of how specific sections of text develop, and refine specific ideas that have emerged in the larger text. Students also continue to pre-search topics/issues that interest them and gather potential sources for their research. Students begin the vocabulary journal.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences...
W.9-10.9.b Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
L.9-10.2.a Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent...

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