Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 9


In this lesson, students will engage in several discussions to further clarify both their understanding of the Grandin text, as well as their potential areas of investigation. Students will first participate in a fishbowl discussion about their areas of investigation, dialoguing with their peers about the pre-search and its effect on their understanding of an area of investigation. Students will then engage in a short discussion in pairs or small groups about a central idea in the Grandin text and how it is developed and refined over the course of the chapter. For assessment, students will then individually create an evidence-based claim about the development and refinement of a central idea in the chapter.

Downloadable Resources

Resources may contain links to sites external to the website. These sites may not be within the jurisdiction of NYSED and in such cases NYSED is not responsible for its content.

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,...
W.9-10.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-...
SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups...

Curriculum Map