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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Teach your sophomores how to compare the same ideas in two different texts with a unit that uses Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights as central texts. Class members use their close reading skills to...
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The Joy Luck Club: What Makes a Book Great?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your reading group to the next level with a group discussion about what makes a book great. After finishing Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, learners make a class list of characteristics that define a book's greatness. They then break...
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The Joy Luck Club: Themes of the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discuss two possible themes from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club in the ninth of ten lessons in a novel unit. Having finished the book, readers engage in a discussion about the themes of fate, memory, and transformation, and answer questions...
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The Joy Luck Club: The Plot Unfolds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Map the most important events and turning points from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. After a group discussion from the previous lesson's homework assignment, kids create a timeline to chart the important events from the novel with...
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The Joy Luck Club: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pair your readers into mother-daughter pairs with an activity from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Each person discusses his or her assigned character's motivations, strengths, weaknesses, and changes. They then examine how the adult...
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The Joy Luck Club: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on symbols from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club with a rich lesson plan. Young readers discuss the meaning of the section titles from the novel, including "The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates," and write a short essay about Tan's use of the...
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The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character. Young...
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The Joy Luck Club: Characters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young readers delve into The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan with a discussion and writing activity about characterization. After reading the first four chapters of the book, they discuss the various obstacles that the characters face, such as...
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The Joy Luck Club: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discuss point of view when a novel has multiple narrators. Using the first section of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, learners analyze the characters of June Woo, An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, and Ying-Ying St. Clair. They write about one...
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The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a instructional activity about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods,...
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Questions for The Joy Luck Club film, 1993 version

For Students 9th - 12th
Facilitate film analysis of The Joy Luck Club with these questions. As viewers watch the 1993 version by Wayne Wang of Amy Tan's classic novel, they explore key concepts specific to the film. Questions include description and...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 14

For Teachers 10th Standards
A thorough unit on literary analysis and character development culminates in a final writing assessment. Prompted to compare the parent-child relationships in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights, high...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
Having preparing for an analysis essay about one of the characters from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, tenth graders demonstrate their understanding in a mid-unit assessment. They focus on either Jing-Mei or Waverly in an informative...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
Prepare for a mid-unit assessment based on Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club with a brainstorming and discussion lesson. Focused on two chapters from the novel ("Rules of the Game" and "Two Kinds"), the lesson guides tenth graders through the...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
Track character development with an excerpt from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. As tenth graders continue their examination into the relationship between Jing-Mei and her mother, they compare both characters' expectations of each other in...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
The central ideas of identity, ambition, expectations, and relationships come together in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. As high schoolers read an excerpt from the chapter titled "Two Kinds," they note how Jing-Mei's connection to music...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
Even the most rigid expectations come from a place of deeply-held values. Explore the ways that Jing-Mei's mother's parental expectations affect her relationship with Jing-Mei in a key chapter of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. Tenth...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th Standards
Vivid quotes and strong sensory language compose Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, bringing the women to life as they navigate through issues surrounding identity and maternal relationships. Examine Waverly's relationship with her mother...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Few works of literature capture the complex relationships between mothers and daughters like Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. Tenth graders read "Rules of the Game," which describes Waverly's youth in chess tournaments, and compare the way...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Sometimes a few sensory details can bring you right back to a familiar place. Study the setting descriptions from a key chapter in Amy Tan's A Joy Luck Club, and discuss the ways they enhance the book's plot and contribute to a central...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is a illustrative source of rich prose, deep character development, and strong literary themes. Use two of the key chapters of the book, which focus on Waverly's relationship with chess and with her mother,...
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Fish Cheeks

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Examine culture and the relationship it has to identity with a reading of Amy Tan's "Fish Cheeks." Class members read the story and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion questions.
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The Joy Luck Club: Bloom's Taxonomy: Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Really challenge your class when they're reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. Provide them with this list of six thought-provoking questions to encourage a deeper analysis. The questions are based off of Bloom's Taxonomy, and a list of...
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The Joy Luck Club: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do your learners react in conflicts with authority figures? Help them begin Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club with an activity about different conflicts that kids can run into with their parents. Each scenario prompts learners to rank the...