This Close Reading lesson helps students analyze the first paragraph of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to determine the theme and can be followed up so that students look for details that develop the theme throughout the novel.
This lesson includes...
* Close reading prompts that give students authentic reasons to reread the text
* Movie posters from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for students to analyze and determine the theme.
* Text-dependent written response prompts and learning scale
Common Core Standards Addressed...
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Listening and Speaking Standards
1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.