In this lesson, students read and analyze pages 187–191 of “The Palace Thief,” in which Hundert describes the events leading up to the second “Mr. Julius Caesar” competition. Students analyze how the interactions between Hundert and his former students develop central ideas in the text. Students focus their analysis on Hundert’s reflections on his role in his students’ lives, as well as his exchange with Martin Blythe.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 9.
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