Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 2

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Autism isn't an illness or a disability. Learn about Temple Grandin's unique ability to understand animals though her experience with autism in the first chapter of Animals in Translation. Having read pages 4-8 for homework the night before, ninth graders discuss the text structure and how it supports Grandin's central idea and claim.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals write about their connection to animals, or to one animal in particular
  • Invite an adult or peer on the autism spectrum to speak to your class about his or her experiences
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure that the learners in your class can discuss sensitive topics in a supportive and understanding way
  • The second of ten lessons in the informational reading unit

  • Fosters a flipped classroom by assigning the reading as homework before the lesson
  • Discussion questions are thought provoking
  • Homework prompts learners to find their own definitions of two important terms

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