Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 14

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 schoolers refer to their brainstorming and notes from the previous 13 lessons, which include textual evidence for the development of a central idea.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow younger writers or struggling readers to write a first draft at home before completing the final in-class assessment
  • Pass out the checklist during the writing process for peer editing opportunities
  • Display the sample response on the board after you have graded the essays for your class to note the qualities of a high-performance response
Classroom Considerations
  • The final lesson in a 14-part series
  • Unit includes all necessary worksheets and tracking tools, which are located in the full module overview and previous lessons
  • Includes an assessment rubric and examples of high-performance responses
  • Writing prompt is applicable to teenagers' lives
  • Comes with a checklist for individuals to look over their essays before turning them in
  • None