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Making decisions about what food to buy and eat.
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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards
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Students will read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma literary non-fiction text about where food comes from and about making decisions about what food to buy and eat. Students will write a position paper explaining which of Michael Pollan’s food chain they would choose to feed the US and why, and creating a poster stating their position. This task addresses NYSP12 ELA Standards RI.8.1, W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.8.1c, W.8.1d, W.8.1e and W.8.9.Lessons provided by engageny.org.

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Food_Supplies.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
2.11 MB

Standards

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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