Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 4

Can a life gone wrong be blamed on a single childhood incident? Hundert, the narrator of "The Palace Thief," as well as readers, struggle with this question as they ponder events in Ethan Canin's story.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask a class member to prepare a masterful reading of the portion of the story under consideration
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in an 13-lesson unit that uses Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief” as an anchor text
  • Some readers may need additional support to keep up with their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) assignment
Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes a list of the standards the resource addresses, the plan, discussion questions and suggested responses, the Quick Write prompt, and a homework assignment
Cons

  • All the lessons in the unit follow the same routine