Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3

This Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3 lesson plan also includes:

How do writers develop a central idea in a text? How can readers identify this central idea? These are the challenges class members tackle as they continue their analysis of "Letter One" from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conclude the session with a whole-class discussion of the pair conversations
  • Provide class members with the rubric and review the contents that will be used to assess the in-class essay scheduled for the next class session
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in an 11-lesson unit that uses Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet as an anchor text
  • The unit, the second in a module of three, builds on the protocols and routines established in the first unit

  • The eight-page packet includes the plan, discussion questions with model responses, worksheets, a quick-write prompt, a response checklist, and rubric
  • To prepare for the next day's in-class, timed, mid-unit assessment essay, individuals review and annotate "Letter One," and identify how Rilke's word choice impacts the meaning and tone of his letter

  • A culminating, whole-class discussion in which pairs share their findings is not included