Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 5

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Lesson 5 focuses on students continuing to practice reading closely through annotating text. Students will begin learning how to annotate text using four annotation codes and marking their thinking on the text. Students will reread the Stage 1 epigraph and narrative of St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, ending before the paragraph that begins, “That first afternoon, the nuns gave us free rein of the grounds” (pp. 225-227). The text annotation will serve as a scaffold for teacher-led text-dependent questions.

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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.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over...
SL.9-10.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...

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