Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 5

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In this lesson, students reread and analyze pages 16–20 of Animals in Translation (from “The only research I was interested in doing” to “Why couldn’t they see what they were doing wrong?”). In this passage Grandin explains what it means to be a visual thinker. Students will continue to examine the ways that Grandin develops her central idea (autism has made understanding animals easy) in this chapter. The lesson assessment asks students to analyze how Grandin unfolds an analysis or series of events.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.9-10.3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in...
SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups...

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