Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 12

This Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 12 lesson plan also includes:

As the first in a two-part, end-of-unit-assessment that encourages readers to synthesize the main ideas of the unit, class members review their notes for each of the three text they read in the unit and develop three open-ended discussion questions based on what they see as the similarities and differences in the readings. For homework, individuals then draft preliminary responses to these questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Prepare class members for the end-of-unit activity by modeling the process of identify an idea common to all three texts
Classroom Considerations
  • Three texts anchor the unit: “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 
  • The first in a two-part end-of-unit-assessment
  • The 11-page packet includes the plan, a list of the Common Core standards addressed, and the homework assignment
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