Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 7

This Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 7 lesson plan also includes:

Now that learners have honed their inquiry-based projects down to their strongest few questions, they are free to conduct independent research. High schoolers pursue answers to their inquiries while assessing sources, establishing a research frame, and annotating details in their chosen texts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Modify the assignment to fit any number of topics or units
  • Use the checklist format to create an online document in research portfolios to share feedback with learners more efficiently
  • Refer to the instructional tips in blue for ways to enhance and extend the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a larger unit on inquiry-based learning
  • The first of three exercises within the unit that focuses on conducting independent searches

  • Provides a checklist for independent searches
  • Scaffolds the research process
  • Aligned to high school Common Core standards for writing, research, and language
  • Requires Internet and/or library access

  • None