Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 6

Student studying text.

• In this lesson, students focus on Paragraphs 16–21. They analyze how this section of the speech contributes to César Chávez’s central claim. In order to hold their thinking about this question, they continue to work with the Commonwealth Club Address Structure anchor chart that was introduced in Lesson 2. As before, keep this as a class anchor chart and have students take notes on their own copies.
• Students also add to the Agents of Change anchor chart, reflecting on what they have learned from the Chávez speech about how the government and consumers can affect working conditions.
• Homework provides students with an opportunity to practice the skill that will be on the End of Unit 2 Assessment: identifying the main claim of a section and considering how it relates to the speech as a whole. This should be used only as formative assessment data.
• Students also correct the returned Mid Unit 2 Assessment for homework. Revising work and explaining their thinking helps students improve their textual analysis skills.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas...
RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections...

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