Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 4

This Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 4 lesson plan also includes:

What are the qualities of a strong written response to a prompt? To prepare for the mid-unit assessment, class members use the provided text analysis rubric to self-assess their response to their homework assignment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the included model response and have class members evaluate the paragraph using the Text Analysis Rubric
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity presumes class members are familiar with the steps in the writing process and builds on the protocols and routines established in the first unit
  • This is the fourth in a 13-lesson unit that examines how authors structure informational texts and develop their ideas
  • The unit, entitled “Everybody is Guilty of Something,” examines the treatment of guilt and people’s fascination with crime
Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes the plan, a list of the specific Common Core standards addressed by the lesson, discussion questions with model responses, a template for the model text analysis rubric, and an annotated copy of the rubric for instructors 
Cons

  • No support is provided for the out-of-class, independent reading assignment