Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 1

High schoolers apply sophisticated research skills to an inquiry-based project connected to Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation. Working from the prior unit and the model areas of investigation, including animal intelligence, laboratory treatments of animals, and autistic savants, learners begin their research portfolio.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • The blue sections in the instruction steps offer good tips for implementation, including the use of Google Drive as a way to store research portfolios
  • Allow learners to work in groups for the research steps, but to compile their own independent portfolios
Classroom Considerations

  • Project is based on the previous unit, but you could use the steps for another research assignment with a few modifications
  • Locate the four sections for the research portfolio on page 7
  • The first lesson in a 12-part unit
Pros

  • Reviews and introduces important research techniques that are versatile to any class or subject
  • Encourages the option of technology as a tool in gathering, storing, and presenting information
Cons

  • None
Common Core

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