Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 8

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 preparation process for a writing prompt about either Jing-Mei or Waverly.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow learners to bring brainstorming materials or first drafts to the next unit's assessment
  • Use the discussion questions in literature circles for small groups
Classroom Considerations

  • The eighth lesson in a 14-part unit
  • Provides a model tracking log; a blank version is available in the previous lessons or in the attached complete unit file
Pros

  • Encourages classmates to track character development as it relates to the central ideas of the novel
  • Comes with multiple file versions of auxiliary materials, as well as the full unit and full module files
Cons

  • None