Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1

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This first lesson of Unit 1 introduces students to close reading and learning vocabulary from context. This foundation is one they will build upon throughout the year, so its introduction here is critical. Students will be introduced to the purposes of close reading and will begin learning to read closely as they examine an excerpt from Karen Russell’s short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” (p. 225).

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and...

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