Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 25

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In this lesson, students continue to prepare for the End-of-Unit Assessment. Students begin the lesson by reviewing examples of argument terms using examples from Booker T. Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise Speech." Next, students engage in a collaborative activity in which they identify Washington and Du Bois’s central and supporting claims. Students then form new groups to analyze the relationships between Du Bois’s and Washington’s claims. Students use their notes, annotations, texts, and tools for the evidence-based discussion. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson: How does reading and analyzing Washington’s argument further inform your understanding of Du Bois’s argument?

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
SL.11-12.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...
SL.11-12.1.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence;...

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