Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 11

Is identity unchanging? Do events in our childhood forever influence our character? Groups ponder these questions as they continue their examination of Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief.”

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask a class member to prepare a masterful reading of the portion of the text understudy
Classroom Considerations

  • The 11th in an 13-lesson unit that uses Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief” as an anchor text
  • In addition to the in-class readings, class members are also responsible for an out-of-class Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) assignment
Pros

  • The 10-page packet includes a list of the Common Core standards addressed in the lesson, the plan, a vocabulary list, discussion questions with possible responses, and a homework assignment
Cons

  • Some learners may be challenged by the lack of variety in the lesson format