Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 8

Now what? Class members continue their close reading of Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief,” focusing on the feelings Hundert has about his retirement, and consider what these feelings reveal about his character.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask a class member to prepare a masterful reading of the section of the story under study
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit is designed to address Common Core standards
  • The eighth 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 eight-page packet includes the plan, examples of high performance responses to the discussion questions, a vocabulary list, discussion questions with sample responses, and a homework assignment
Cons

  • Some readers may need additional support to keep up with their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) assignment