Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 1

Student reviewing text at her desk with other students.

• This lesson introduces students to Module 2: Working Conditions—Then and Now. Students participate in a modified Gallery Walk to preview and connect the case studies that compose this module.
• The success of this lesson depends on building suspense and piquing the students’ interest. Therefore, you should not give away too much information about the module, its texts, or its themes until the class has completed the Gallery Walk.
• This lesson focuses on SL.7.1 and gives the students an opportunity to interact in a variety of ways. Be deliberate in grouping students to ensure that all groups will be successful.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...
SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g.,...

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