Lou Gehrig The Luckiest Man - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

The students will learn about the life of Lou Gehrig who was an extraordinary baseball player. Lou Gehrig at the height of his career is diagnosed with a terminal illness. He demonstrates true courage while facing his illness. Even after he could no longer play baseball, he continued to see the bright side of life and be a positive role model in his community. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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