Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 6

The final instructional activity in this narrative writing unit asks class members to craft a multi-paragraph essay in which they reflect on the structural elements Leslie Marmon Silko employs in her "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Permit writers to use all their worksheets as a source of evidence to support their assertions in their essays
Classroom Considerations

  • The final episode of 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 15-page packet includes the writing prompt, a model essay, an essay rubric, and essay checklist
Cons

  • The activity presumes class members have experience crafting in-class, timed essays