Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 6

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In Lessons 2–5, students focused on understanding Lyddie, the main character in the novel. In this lesson, students begin to focus on working conditions in the mill and how they affected Lyddie. This focus continues in Lessons 7 and 8 and is also the focus of the mid-unit assessment in Lesson 9. As a group, Lessons 6–9 center on RL.7.1 (gathering evidence from text) in the context of RL.7.3 (noticing how setting, character, and plot interact).
• In these lessons, students add both evidence about working conditions in the mills and questions about working conditions in the garment industry today to the Working Conditions anchor chart. Encourage students to use their understanding of working conditions in Lyddie to ask questions about the modern world; this will make the conversation more relevant and engaging to them. Remind students that their developing understanding of working conditions will help them in the three case studies that make up this module.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the...
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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