Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1

Teacher working with student

In this unit, students will be introduced to skills, practices, and routines that will be used on a regular basis in the ELA classroom throughout the year: close reading, annotating text, collaborative conversation, and evidence-based writing, especially through teacher-led text-dependent questioning. Students will learn an approach to close reading that develops their ability to critically analyze texts for deep meaning and collect and analyze evidence for use in writing and discussion.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...
RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over...

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