Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 18

Students working in library

"In this lesson, students are introduced to the supplementary text “Where Sweatshops Are a Dream” by Nicholas D. Kristof. This article explores the idea that factory jobs in poor countries are actually a means of alleviating poverty. Students listen to a Masterful Reading of the text and focus their analysis on determining the author’s point of view and purpose,and understanding nuances in word relationships and meanings. "

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to...
L.9-10.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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