- CLASSROOM MATERIALS -
"Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl
"Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates
Students will read a variety of texts with the teacher and practice how to identify and support themes and author’s purposes. At the end of the unit, students will read and review the summative text of the teacher’s choice. Then, students will prepare to write a 4 paragraph thematic essay. Students will come to class for the in-class assessment with annotated texts, and they will select a thematic concept from a teacher-generated list. Students will complete the task within the 45-minute period.
Task: Students will create a claim that identifies the author’s thematic purpose and principal means of supporting the purpose. Students will write at least 4 paragraphs identifying textual evidence and building inferences how the theme is developed throughout the text, ultimately arguing how the author communicates his or her purpose.
- THE BIG PICTURE -
Students will analyze how authors use style, narrative voice, and structure to achieve their purposes.
Overview of Main Works in Unit
Eng 10R, Unit 1:
and Supporting a Claim in Fiction
Suggested Time: 4-5 weeks