Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 8

Class members continue their reading of "How Bernard Madoff Did It" and annotate how the author refines his idea that the Madoff scandal grabbed the attention of a public that is fascinated with crime stories.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Preview the documentaries Chasing Madoff and In God We Trust to determine if appropriate for those who are interested in learning more about Madoff and his dealings
Classroom Considerations

  • The 13-lesson unit, the second in a module of three, builds on the protocols and routines established in the first unit
  • The eighth in a series of 13 related resources that examine how authors structure informational text and develop their ideas
  • The homework assignment presumes class members have read "True Crime," a core text studied earlier in the unit
  • A link to the text is included below
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, a concluding quick write, and a homework assignment
Cons

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