Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1

Graduation

In this unit, students read Chapter 1 of Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson’s, Animals in Translation. The text serves two primary functions: first, students analyze how Temple Grandin develops and refines her central ideas as they read; and second, the text is a seed text that students use to uncover and explore potential research topics that emerge from it. Students identify and track these topics, which become springboards to the inquiry-based research process that continues in the following unit. Additionally, students are introduced to posing and refining inquiry questions about their topic for the purpose of guiding their initial research.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.1.a Develop factual, interpretive, and evaluative questions for further exploration of the topic(s).
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in...

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