Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 3

Student conducting a close read of text.

In this lesson, students will read a portion of Chapter 16 that they did not read for homework. The scene involves Atticus’s conversation with Jem and Scout about the angry mob outside the jail the night before. Students will discuss a key quote from the reading and relate it to the Golden Rule.
• Students will then view and discuss the Little Rock Nine photograph that they viewed in Unit 1, Lesson 1 in relation to the angry mob scene. This part of the lesson develops the students’ continuing understanding of the module’s theme of taking a stand by providing an opportunity for students to discuss the difference in taking an informed stand and taking an ignorant stand. This comparison also examines taking a stand as driven by the Golden Rule, as opposed to a stand driven by prejudice.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text...

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