This is the first lesson in a full unit arc that scaffolds background knowledge, research skills, and note-taking toward a final product in which students will write about and present a position on the best strategies for agricultural and industrial water management (Lessons 11–17). The students begin by using their homework from Lesson 1, paired with this lesson’s close reading of excerpts from The Big Thirst, to solidify and apply definitions of the four main uses of water.
Grade 7 ELA Module 4B, Unit 2, Lesson 2
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