Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 4

Once again, class groups examine two model paragraphs, and using the provided rubric, evaluate how effectively the writers use structural techniques to sequence events so that they build a specific tone. Individuals then use what they have learned to revise their own narrative.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the lesson by reviewing the types of narrative techniques and structural elements covered in previous lessons
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth 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 writers may use as they craft their narrative response to a college essay prompt
Pros

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

  • Some readers may need additional support to keep up with their independent reading assignment