Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 6

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"In this lesson students read and analyze “A Cycle of Death and Sweetness” (pp. 35–41) from Sugar Changed the World, which details the horrific working conditions of eighteenth century sugar plantations. Students consider the cumulative effect of words and phrases on the tone of this section as they read a detailed and evocative description of sugar work on eighteenth century plantations. Students work in groups to collaboratively generatea list of phrases that contribute to the tone and meaning of this passage."

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Common Core Learning Standards

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RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...
SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups...

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