Who Am I? Using Personal Narrative to Reflect on Identity

This Who Am I? Using Personal Narrative to Reflect on Identity unit also includes:

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Who am I? Pupils work to answer this question through a unit that explores personal narratives and identity. Exit tickets for activities that examine different poems, short stories, and autobiographical writing serve as prewriting for their own personal narratives. During the drafting stages of the unit, lessons are structured as mini-workshops to provide individualized instruction for scholars. The unit also comes complete with a peer review activity. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To ensure success for peer review activity, model feedback on a personal narrative for the class according to the actual rubric for assignment
  • If writers are comfortable sharing, share writing with class as a get-to-know-you activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider changing seating arrangements to reflect the activity.; for example, if the lesson is a mini-workshop, seat students in rows; if it is a group activity, change seats to groups
Pros

  • Graphic organizers and worksheets included in the resource are evidence-based and engaging 
  • Activities and lessons are differentiated for various types of learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core