Constructing Narrative from the Migrant Experience in Literature

This Constructing Narrative from the Migrant Experience in Literature activity & project also includes:

Excerpts from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and from John Fante's Ask the Dust, as well as a variety of primary source documents provide the background for an examination of the migrant experience from 1920-1945.

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed to be used in an American literature course after the study of Modernism
  • The lesson assumes that participants have experience with narrative writing, including crafting dialogue, establishing character, and using figurative language
Pros

  • A wealth of resources, including photos, audio recordings, and film earn this a resource a valued place in your curriculum library
  • The plan is richly detailed
Cons

  • Little scaffolding is provided for the narrative writing assignment