Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 20

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In this lesson, students look closely at how the authors of Sugar Changed the World use the stories of important figures to introduce and refine central ideas over the course of the text. Students work in groups using the index to identify when an important figure appears, what the context is, and how the story of the figure relates to a central idea.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
SL.9-10.1.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to...
SL.9-10.1.d Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and,...

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