EngageNY Grade 10 ELA Module 4: How Do Authors Use Craft and Structure to Develop Characters and Ideas?
Nonfiction and dramatic text take center stage in a three-unit module that focuses on how authors convey and develop central ideas. In Unit 1, E. B. White’s “Death of a Pig” provides sophomores with an opportunity to analyze the structure of a narrative essay. Macbeth anchors the second unit which asks scholars to consider how Shakespeare creates a sense of mystery, tension, and surprise in the Scottish play. For the final unit, young scholars read excerpts from Machiavelli’s The Prince and examine how he uses rhetoric and point of view to develop his central ideas.