Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 11

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In this lesson, students will finish reading the excerpt from The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques. Students will read from where they left off (paragraph 10: “But this wizard behind the curtain”) to the end of the excerpt (paragraph 18: “the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves”). Students will answer questions and engage in textual analysis as the basis for a small-group discussion in preparation for the End-of-Unit Assessment.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text,...
RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences...
W.9-10.9.b Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...

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