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Inspired by real events-a a new YA novel: LIE

Inspired by real events-a a new YA novel: LIE


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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

If you are teaching The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie or the classic To Kill a Mockingbird and looking for new novels to complement your lesson plans or if you are looking for a contemporary; realistic young adult novel inspired by real events surrounding prejudice and racism in 21st century America; consider LIE; which was published by St. Martin's Press in August; 2011) to critical acclaim. English teacher Glenda Funk from Idaho has created this amazing lesson plan for LIE at the Evolving English teacher blog -- click on the link. CCSS: RL.9-10.3


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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