World Lit: Taking a Stand Against Exploitation


  • ELAGSE9-10RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RI2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RI5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter). Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will analyze an argumentative essay and begin brainstorming for their own social issue essay.

Opening Session


1. Domestic
2. Posterity
3. Disenfranchisement
4. Ex Post Facto
5. Dissension
6. Compensating
7. Subsidies
8. Stigma
9. Snafu
10. Pilfer

Work Session
Today we’re going to be reading the editorial “Diners should pay attention to workers, not just the food” on page 210 of your textbook. We will read aloud together as a class, then do the Second Read questions 1-4 on page 212 together as a class discussion.

Afterwards, I want to look at some essay construction techniques. Do the Working from the Text activity on page 213, where you disassemble the essay you just read into an outline. The idea here is to really examine how an author organizes their thoughts, so that when YOU do your Social Issue essay, you will not have a difficult time setting it up and organizing it.

Closing Session
Since we’ll be doing the Social Issue Essay this week, I’m going to come around and ask each of you what your chosen Social Issue will be. While I’m talking to everyone, you can go ahead and get out a sheet of paper and start brainstorming/outlining for your essay. We will be writing it tomorrow, Wednesday, and Friday (when it’s due!!).

Formative (class discussion, topic checks); Summative (essay due Friday)

Process (scaffolding, outlining, graphic organizers), Interest (topic choice)

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