Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 18

Class members take a break from their discussion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X to focus on their personal narrative essays. They review what they have learned from their study of Haley's narrative about sequencing and structural techniques, before working on their drafts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show class members additional models of successful college application narratives, and have them identify the audience, the purpose, and the techniques the writer's use 
Classroom Considerations
  • The 18th in a 28-lesson unit on narrative writing that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an anchor text, and as a model for the personal narrative required on the college Common Application
Pros
  • Designed for Common Core
  • The 11-page packet includes the plan, sample essays, discussion questions and sample responses, as well as a homework assignment
Cons
  • None
Common Core