A Culminating Assignment: Weaving Together Strands of Memory
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Learners demonstrate their knowledge of slavery by writing a short chapter of a novel about a former slave recalling events from 1875. They replicate Toni Morrison's style of the novel, Beloved.
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Food Memories Writing and Editing Activity
Crisp apple strudels and schnitzel with noodles. Favorite foods are the subject of a narrative essay assignment that asks writers to not only share a memory of eating this favorite dish but also provide a complete recipe and an...
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To culminate a study of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, individuals craft a persuasive essay in which they assume the voice of a member of one of the political parties during the early 1920s, and advocate that their party offers the best...
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The focus in session eight of a 10-activity unit study of Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima is on plot, specifically on how Narciso's death, the brothers leaving with Andrew, and Antonio's first Communion build tension, both for Antonio...
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Make a Memory with Movie Maker
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into...
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