Grade A: The Market for a Yale Woman's Eggs by Jessica Cohen

What would it be like to sell your eggs to a couple who can't have children on their own? Could you even imagine it? As most of us have never been in this position, this descriptive essay is really quite interesting. The reading itself is not provided, but it is easily found online. This two-page activity includes seven questions for a deeper, more analytical read of the article. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson, have class members read the article, and respond to the questions out of class before returning for a full class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • A protocol must be in place for a safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues

  • The questions ask readers to interpret, infer, analyze, and make personal connections to the text

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