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WNBA's Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

That's News to Me


Teens & Adults

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Associated Press, students read about the conviction of WNBA's Brittney Griner. Griner was arrested in Russia in February 2022 for having a vape pen and cannabis oil in her luggage. She has now been sentenced to 9 years in prison. This lesson includes a video clip, comprehension and discussion questions, and a photo task.

This lesson mentions vape cartridges and cannabis oil.

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Task Content
  • Warm-Up Photos(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Listen & Watch (Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)