Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 7

Track character development with an excerpt from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. As tenth graders continue their examination into the relationship between Jing-Mei and her mother, they compare both characters' expectations of each other in the chapter titled "Two Kinds."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Choose one discussion question or writing prompt as an exit ticket after instruction
  • Show the relevant part of the film version to reinforce the plot
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit only addresses two chapters from the novel, and each lesson focuses on a few pages
  • The sixth part of a 14-lesson unit
  • Though the unit is designed for tenth graders, it would work for younger or older learners who are working on the same skills
Pros

  • Provides thought-provoking discussion questions for the selected text
  • Comes with a full version of the unit, as well as the entire tenth grade module
Cons

  • None