Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 2

Where to begin? The focus on this lesson in a series of units designed to help seniors compose a narrative response to a prompt found on the college Common Application, is on the techniques writers employ to craft an engaging introduction to their narrative.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project several models of narrative introductions for the class to critique
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a seven-lesson narrative writing unit that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as models of narrative writing
Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes the lesson, model introductions, discussion questions and sample responses, and a homework assignment
Cons

  • Some readers may need additional support to remain focused on the independent reading text