In this lesson, students read and analyze pages 136–138 of “Two Kinds,” in which Jing-mei takes piano lessons and overhears a conversation between her mother and Lindo Jong. Students explore the ways in which Jing-mei’s point of view influences her narration of the events in this passage and consider the crucial role storytelling plays in the interactions between characters in the text.
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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 3, Lesson 6.
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