Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 10

Students discussing text in class.

In this lesson, students are introduced to and discuss the question about which they will be writing their essay: Should Lyddie sign the petition? In Lessons 10, 11, and 12 students closely reread key passages that will help them understand the factors in her decision.
• During these close readings, students gather and analyze evidence using the Odell Forming Evidence-Based Claims materials that were used in Module 1.
• Note that in this module and henceforth, these materials will be used more to guide reading than to plan writing. Students use the Odell resource primarily to gather and analyze textual evidence related to the writing prompt (rather than using it to come to a thesis for an essay). They will draw on their two Forming Evidence-based Claims graphic organizers as notes when they transition to more formally planning and writing their essays.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the...
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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