Grade 10 ELA Module 1, Unit 2

Students working in library

In this unit, students revisit and further develop many of the foundational skills, practices, and routines that they explored in Unit 1: close reading, annotating text, vocabulary acquisition, and evidence-based discussion and writing. Students continue to consider how authors develop central ideas, this time through fiction rather than poetry, as they read and analyze Ethan Canin’s “The Palace Thief.” Students’ skills and analysis culminate in a written response that formally evaluates the relationship between complex characters and central ideas.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...
RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over...

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