Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1 – Lesson Exemplar for ELLs/MLLs

Teacher with high school students

This is the first lesson in Unit 1. 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 student become more proficient in English.

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CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and...

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