Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 4

Students discussing text in classroom.

In this lesson, students engage in a jigsaw on the evidence-based claims in Chisholm’s speech.
• The Summary Writing graphic organizer included in the supporting materials of this lesson was first introduced in Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 5.
• In advance:
• Prepare index cards for Jigsaw, Part 1. Write one of the following three claims on each index card and make sure you have an \equal number of index cards with each claim. Create one index card per pair of students. (For instance, if you have 24 students in your class, you need four index cards of each claim, for a total of 12 index cards. Claims are listed as A, B and C to make regrouping for the Jigsaw easier).
• Claim A: Discrimination against women is grounded in an unspoken belief that women are inferior.
• Claim B: Women who do not conform to the current system face social discrimination.
• Claim C: Women are becoming more aware of the discrimination they face in the workplace and in society.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.8.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.8.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning...

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