Standard: ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Learning Target: I can analyze how two characters interact and develop over the course of a text to explain how conflict is used to advance the theme.
Opening Session: Amy Tan reads her storybook Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat to Elmo and Zoe on Sesame Street!
Work Session: Ok, we’re picking right back up where we left off yesterday with chunks 5 -7 (pg. 26) of “Two Kinds”! When we finish the story, and of course discuss, we will also finish up the Second Read questions on page 30. We will also do the chart on 32…but we’re going to skip the essay, since you just did one on Friday!
Closing Session: Let’s end the day with a book talk! I’ll share what I’m reading, and I’d love to hear from volunteers!
Assessment: Informal check of questions and chart
Differentiation: Product (scaffolded questions)