This PowerPoint lesson corresponds to EL Education and NYS CC for module 2A Unit 2. This is the first lesson of the 17 lesson unit. The workbooks it refers to were printed by the American Reading Company. There are multiple graphic organizers and protocols to follow in this unit. These slides help you manage and facilitate these lessons. In the first half of this second unit, students continue to explore the topic of “rules to live by” as they closely read the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling. In the second half of Unit 2, students return to a close reading of the novel as they prepare to write a literary argument essay about the nature of “Bud’s Rules.” For the end of unit assessment, students write a literary argument essay in which they establish a claim about how Bud uses his rules: to survive or to thrive.