Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 5

Readers of "The Palace Thief" focus on how the author's descriptions and his word choices reveal the character of the narrator, of Sedgewick, and of the senator.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask a class member to prepare a masterful reading of the portion of the story under study
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth 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 11-page resource includes a list of the Common Core standards addressed by the lesson, the plan, a vocabulary list, discussion questions with suggested responses, a Quick Write prompt, and a homework assignment
Cons
  • Some class members may be challenged by the sameness in the format of all the lessons in the three-unit module