Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 3

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Class members listen to a masterful reading of act 1, scene 1, lines 203-236 of Romeo and Juliet, and then break into groups to examine how Shakespeare uses figurative language to develop Romeo's idealized concept of beauty.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members review their notes from the previous units and find evidence that detail both Rilke's and Mitchell's ideas of the meaning of beauty
Classroom Considerations

  • The 20-lesson unit, the third in a module of three, not only builds on the protocols and routines established in the first unit, but also presumes class members have read the anchor text for those units: David Mitchell's Black Swan Green, and Rainer Maria Rikle's Letters to a Young Poet

  • The 11-page resource includes a list of the Common Core standards that form the basis of the lesson, the plan, a vocabulary list, a discussion question and sample responses, a Quick Write prompt, and a homework assignment

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