Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 8

This Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 8 lesson plan also includes:

Have you ever wanted to learn more about a subject after you finished a great book? Guide ninth graders through an inquiry-based research project as the finish the first chapter of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Having brainstormed a list of possible inquiry questions for homework, learners draft and hone their chosen questions to prepare for an extended research project.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the inquiry and pre-search process for additional research projects in your class
  • Have learners rotate through small groups for the most amount of feedback on their inquiry questions
  • Book time in the computer lab or with a class set of tablets to prepare for the research portion of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Refer to the first seven lessons in the unit for prerequisite work
  • The eighth lesson in a series of ten
  • Lesson focuses on the first chapter of the book; consider assigning the entire book to older or more advanced learner
Pros

  • Worksheets and graphic organizers are versatile for other units
  • Provides links to the publisher's website for more pre-search materials
  • Encourages collaborative discussion and engagement in the revision process
Cons

  • None