Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 1


In this first lesson of the unit and module, students will be introduced to the module’s focus: inquiry-based research to deepen understanding. Students will begin reading and analyzing Chapter 1 of Temple Grandin’s Animals in Translation, pages 1–4 (from “People who aren’t autistic always ask me about the moment” to “which is listed as an anxiety disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual”), in which students will be introduced to Grandin’s central idea that her autism poses difficulties and advantages.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative,...

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