Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 5

This Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 5 lesson plan also includes:

After rereading the full text of Walter Mosley's essay "True Crime," groups complete an evidence collection tool worksheet and then class members independently draft a multi-paragraph, evidence-based response that identifies how Mosley supports his claim that "Humans are fascinated with true and fictional crime stories."  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Post a graphic that reminds class members of the format of multi-paragraph essays and a copy of the rubric that will be used to assess the essay
  • Remind writers to consult the rubric as they draft their response
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a 13-lesson unit that examines how authors structure informational texts and develop their ideas



  • The 12-page resource includes a list of the Common Core standards addressed by the lesson, the plan, a model essay, a template for the evidence collection tool, an annotated copy of the tool for teachers, the writing prompt, and a homework assignment

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