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Day 2


ELAGSE9-10RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE9-10RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Essential Question:

What are the elements of plot structure?


Identify the three parts of the exposition

Teaching Strategies: 

  1. Students will keep Reading Focus chart as they read the story (p17)
  2. Teacher will introduce story and read page 18
  3. Class will read aloud from pages 19 - 24. Use literary focus and reading focus questions to check for comprehension. Stop reading at p. 24 (2nd paragraph "It was to a huge, high beamed-ceiling bedroom...)
  4. Students will use remaining class to complete Reading Focus chart (3 examples) and Plot Diagram ( Exposition and 2 examples conflicts) for story


Identify the exposition (Setting, Main Characters, and Initial conflict) in the short story.


Varied pacing, one to one instruction, small group, graphic organizers, inclusion teacher

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