Inquiry-Based Teaching: Discussing Fiction Texts

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Discussion
CCSS: ELA.RL.9-10.3

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts


Reading Standards for Literature 6-€“12


9th & 10th Grades


Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

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Inquiry-Based Teaching Series
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Lesson Objective
Facilitate rich discussions about fictional texts
6 min
Questions to Consider
How does the discussion reflect the conflict in Humbert's character?
What strategies does Ms. Kosoff use to challenge students' thinking?
How does Ms. Kosoff present ideas so that students form their own opinions, considering evidence and the perspectives of others?

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