Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 4


In this lesson, students continue to read and analyze “Yellow Woman and Beauty of the Spirit,” paragraphs 17–24 (from “When I was growing up, there was a young man” to “To show their gratitude, the old folks refused to kill any flies”). In this section of the text, Silko continues to describe the ways of the old-time Pueblo people, specifically focusing on gender identity and femininity in Pueblo society.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the...
W.11-12.3.d Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of...
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...