Discipline:  English/Language Arts

Grade Level: 10

Course: Sophomore English 

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Good Readers and Good Writers
Overview
  • Module Description
    • Students will examine texts to determine what qualities one must have to be considered a “good reader and good writer.” The four texts were chosen with students’ varied reading abilities in mind. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read” by Francine Prose is a college reading–level text; Vladimir Nabokov’s essay “Good Readers and Good Writers” is a high school junior–level text; the excerpt from On Writing by Stephen King is a high school sophomore–level text; “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie  is an 8th grade level–text.   

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      What are the qualities of a good reader and writer?  After reading Vladimir Nabokov’s “Good Readers and Good Writers” and other essays, write an essay that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the text.

      Task 2: 

      [Insert question] After reading__________(literature or informational texts), write a/an _____________(essay or substitute) that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the text(s).

  • About the Teacher
    • Author: Sherri R. McPherson

      Course: Sophomore English 

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