Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2

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In this lesson, students analyze paragraphs 4–10 of Silko’s “Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit” (from “I spent a great deal of time” to “The rain is simply itself”), in which Silko describes significant people, stories, and memories from her childhood. Students explore central ideas that emerge through Silko’s description of her childhood.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.11-12.3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas,...
W.11-12.3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot...
L.11-12.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or...