Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 4

Student reading to teacher.

Walk to preview and connect the case studies that compose this module.
• The success of this lesson depends on building suspense and piquing the students’ interest. Therefore, you should not give away too much information about the module, its texts, or its themes until the class has completed the Gallery Walk.
• This lesson focuses on SL.7.1 and gives the students an opportunity to interact in a variety of ways. Be deliberate in grouping students to ensure that all groups will be successful.
• Modeling the Gallery Walk with the interactive slide show is a crucial step of the process. Not only will it help the class understand the task, but it will also illustrate the range of working conditions students will explore in this module.
• The students are introduced to the Working Conditions anchor chart at the end of this lesson. The homework will help familiarize them with the categories on the chart. Because the class will work extensively with this chart in subsequent lessons,
not a lot of time is devoted to it now.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...
SL.7.2 Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g.,...

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