Students complete their reading and analysis of “Death of a Pig.” Students consider the cumulative impact of words and phrases on meaning and tone in the final section of the essay —in which the pig dies and is buried—analyzing differences in tone between two key paragraphs. For homework, students reflect on their understanding of personal narrative essays and how White achieves beauty and meaning in this essay.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 4.
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