Explore the growth mindset with this lesson on a challenging non-fiction article. The resource includes questions for close reading, questions for discussing the process of reading a difficult text, an answer key, and a summative assessment.
In the article featured in this lesson, Malcolm Gladwell explores the relationship between a fixed mindset and the Enron scandal. Gladwell is a great choice for teaching literary non-fiction in your class. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he is also the author of The Tipping Point, Outliers, and Blink.
This lesson is appropriate for ELA classes as well as history, psychology, or social studies classes; it would make a great addition to an AP Language class.
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