Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 6


In this lesson, students will conclude their study of the excerpt from “Hangman” that they began in the previous lesson. Students will read from “It must have been around then (maybe that same afternoon) …” to "I’d rather kill Hangman that way than let him kill me tomorrow morning. I mean that” (pp. 26–28). Students will continue to analyze Jason’s character using details from the text to support their understanding, but in this lesson they will move to a more central idea/theme about Jason. By analyzing the way Jason gives human characteristics to his stammer through Hangman, students will deepen their understanding of how the author establishes Jason’s fear of being humiliated in front of his peers.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...
RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over...

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