Day 1

Benito Cereno Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

From first page to the paragraph beginning: “At this moment, with a dreary grave-yard toll, betokening a flaw, the ship’s forecastle bell….”

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.2

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3

  4. 4

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4

  5. 5

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.A

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

From first page to the paragraph beginning: “At this moment, with a...

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