A Lesson Before Dying: The Plot Unfolds

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Track the plot of Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying with a class discussion and timeline. Readers examine the ways the story has developed for Jefferson and for Grant, as well as how their stories have come together. Next, they predict the ending for the book in a writing assignment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use all of the activities in one class period, or split the lesson into several classes
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  • Great way to assess how readers are following the events from the book
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