Night by Elie Wiesel:
Essential Questions and Learning Goals
How does crisis or fear impact the human spirit and affect
decisions and/or consequences?
What motivates us to forgive?
What do people gain or lose by granting forgiveness?
can analyze why authors choose specific words to evoke a particular meaning,
mood, or tone.
can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,
including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
I can determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetorical to advance that purpose.
I can analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g. a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account and why.
I can draw
evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection,
I can write routinely
over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and
shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks,
purposes, and audiences.
I can initiate and
participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in
groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade10 topics, texts, and
issues, building on others' ideas and expressing my own clearly and