Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 5

As class members conclude their reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" they consider how the story of Kochininako, Yellow Woman, not only provides a satisfying ending to the narrative, but also underscores how readers' understanding of the meaning of the term beauty has evolved over the course of the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Model for class members or provide models that demonstrate how the techniques Silko employs may be used in their college application narrative
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a six-lesson narrative writing unit that uses Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as an anchor text
  • The writing strand in the unit focuses on techniques class members can employ as they develop their personal narrative for the Common Application prompt
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes the lesson plan, discussion questions with sample responses, worksheets with answer keys, and a homework assignment
Cons

  • Some class members may need additional scaffolding to understand how to apply the concepts from the day's lesson to the writing of their personal narrative