Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 19

This Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 19 lesson plan also includes:

Building on the previous day's discussion of the supplemental reading article "Where Sweatshops Are a Dream," class members use the provided Evaluating Argument and Evidence Tool to identify the claims and evidence Nicholas Kristof's uses to build his argument.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate whether or not raising labor standards has improved conditions or caused more factories to be close down
Classroom Considerations
  • The focus of the one-unit module is on helping writers develop the skills they need to develop well-crafted arguments supported by strong evidence
  • The 16th in a 28 lesson unit designed to directly address Common Core standards RI.9-10.8 and L.9-10.4.a
  • The lesson requires individual copies of Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos' Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science and of the supplemental text, "Where Sweatshops Are a Dream" by Nicholas Kristof
  • The 11-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion question with model high quality responses, a template for the Evaluating argument and Evidence Tool, and an answer key
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Common Core