Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 1

In this first lesson of the unit, class members continue to work on their draft of a narrative essay response to a prompt found on the college Common Application.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide groups with model college application narratives, and ask them to highlight and identify the various techniques the writers employ
Classroom Considerations

  • The seven-lesson unit builds on two previous ones that introduced the college essay assignment and used The Autobiography of Malcolm X and "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as models of narrative writing
  • In addition to working on their college application essays, individuals begin reading their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) text
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes the plan, discussion questions with model responses, and a homework assignment
Cons

  • No list of suggested titles for the Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) texts is provided