Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 9

Students working together

This lesson concludes the first close reading of “Solarium” in Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, from “One moment we were watching the twitch ...” to “… the English have an irresistible urge to self-mutilation. But today you are late” (pp. 149–152). Students will continue their examination of Jason’s predicament and will analyze Madame Crommelynck’s advice to him. They will closely analyze Madame’s view of truth through close reading in groups. This lesson serves as a bridge to the next three-lesson arc, in which students prepare for the End-of-Unit Assessment.

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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...
SL.9-10.1.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to...

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