Final Performance Task: Character Confessional Narrative

You wrote it, now what? Learners take their writing to the next level when they perform it for classmates. They then engage in a self-reflection and assessment of their work to determine how well they hit targets such as identifying themes of a literary text, developing a central idea throughout the text, and producing clear, coherent writing for the appropriate task and audience.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students create a presentation to accompany their Character Confessionals
  • Immerse the class in performance with the use of costumes or move to the school stage or other such site
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth of four lessons in Grade 8 ELA Module 2B, Unit 3
  • When creating the reading groups, it will be helpful to know the character choices of pupils so that each group has a mixture of characters represented
  • Consider the reading speed and levels as compared to the 35-minute time when creating groups
  • Includes the self-assessment document 
  • Recommends how to help groups choose a starting point
  • None
Common Core