Day 4

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students read "Evaluation" and "Afterword: Nickel and Dimed."

NOTE: the afterword of Nickel and Dimed was added for the 10th-anniversary edition of the book, published in 2011. Therefore, if students have earlier editions of the book, this section will not be included and copies should be provided to students prior to Day 4 of this lesson plan.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2
    Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze...

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