Grade 7 ELA Module 4A, Unit 3, Lesson 1 – Lesson Exemplar for ELLs/MLLs

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This is the first lesson in Unit 3. As noted in the introduction, AIR provides scaffolding differentiated for ELL/MLL students at the Entering (EN), Emerging (EM), Transitioning (TR), and Expanding (EX) levels of English language proficiency in this prototype. We indicate the level(s) for which the scaffolds are appropriate in brackets following the scaffold recommendations (e.g., “[EN]”). Where “[ALL]” is indicated, it means that the scaffold is intended for all levels of students. Scaffolds are gradually reduced as the student becomes more proficient in English.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.7.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is...
L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases...

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