Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 3

Readers of "The Palace Thief" continue their examination of Ethan Canin’s short story and consider how the narrator's actions develop the central idea of how one's personal expectations and the expectations of others influence behavior.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask a class member to prepare a masterful reading of the assigned section of the short story
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in an 13-lesson unit that uses Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief” as an anchor text

  • The 11-page resource includes a list of the Common Core standards the lesson addresses, the plan, discussion questions with sample responses, a vocabulary list, and a writing prompt

  • The lack of variety in format of the lessons in the unit may prove to be a challenge for some class members