Reading and Writing Personal Narratives

This Reading and Writing Personal Narratives unit also includes:

Ah, the dreaded college application essay. Here's a unique approach to crafting a powerful personal essay. Class members read The Autobiography of Malcom X and Leslie Marmon Silko's Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, analyze the structure, style and content of these personal narratives, and then produce their own. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Because most college essays are due by the middle of October, schedule the units for the beginning of the school year for seniors and at the end of the school year for juniors
Classroom Considerations

  • The units using The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit as anchor texts presume a protocol is in place for the safe, respectful discussion of emotionally charged language and controversial issues
Pros

  • The massive packet includes the three separate units, lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, activities, and links to related materials
Cons

  • None