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English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 3: Building and Communicating Knowledge through Research, Teacher Guide

English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 3: Building and Communicating Knowledge through Research, Teacher Guide

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-22825-7 March 2017 Jossey-Bass 384 Pages




Paths to College and Career

Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students.

This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning.

As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes:

  • Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception.
  • Blended learning experiences for teachers and leaders that enrich and extend the learning.
  • A train-the-trainer program that builds capacity and provides resources and individual support for embedded leaders and coaches.

Paths offers schools and districts a unique approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students, providing state-of-the-art curriculum and state-of-the-art implementation.

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About PCG Education v

What Is Paths to College and Career? vii

Introduction to Research Module for ELA/Literacy: Module 9.3 xv

Curriculum Maps xxiii

Grade 9 Curriculum Map xxv

ELA Curriculum: Grades 9–12 Curriculum Map li

Module Overview 1

Unit 1 14

Unit Overview Using a Seed Text as a Springboard to Research 14

Lesson 1 21

Lesson 2 31

Lesson 3 42

Lesson 4 53

Lesson 5 62

Lesson 6 72

Lesson 7 83

Lesson 8 90

Lesson 9 98

Lesson 10 104

Unit 2 112

Unit Overview Engaging in an Inquiry-Based, Iterative Research Process 112

Lesson 1 120

Lesson 2 131

Lesson 3 141

Lesson 4 154

Lesson 5 166

Lesson 6 174

Lesson 7 185

Lesson 8 193

Lesson 9 200

Lesson 10 207

Lesson 11 219

Lesson 12 227

Unit 3 234

Unit Overview Synthesizing Research through the Writing Process 234

Lesson 1 240

Lesson 2 249

Lesson 3 258

Lesson 4 266

Lesson 5 276

Lesson 6 284

Lesson 7 292

Lesson 8 300

Module Performance Assessment 306