Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 10

This Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 10 lesson plan also includes:

Did Bernie Madoff fit the profile of a Ponzi schemer because, as Diana Henrique contends in an excerpt from her The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death, he “did not fit the profile of a Ponzi schemer”? Huh? Groups begin their close reading of Henrique's piece by identifying support she provides for this claim.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin with a brief discussion of stereotypical bad guys, their appearance, and their behaviors
  • Ask a class member to prepare the masterful reading of the day's protion of the text
Classroom Considerations

  • The 10th in a 13-lesson unit that uses “True Crime: The Roots of an American Obsession," “How Bernard Madoff Did It,” and excerpts from Diana B. Henriques's The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust as anchor texts
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes a list of the Common Core standards addressed by the lesson, a vocabulary list, discussion questions with model responses, and a homework assignment
Cons

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