This lesson applies to the ELA Common Core Standards for 9th grade. It includes close reading skills and asks students to answer text-based questions and analyze the theme of the text and how various events in the text help develop the theme. It also asks the students to analyze the impact of the point of view of the text. I have adapted the activities for "The Birds" from the Prentice Hall textbook to do similar tasks to module 1 for grade 9. This lesson includes the lesson plan, learning goals and rating scale, pre-reading editing sentence, text-based questions, text analysis activities with a focus on theme and point of view, a writing task, and more.