Students read, write, and present personal narratives, practicing skills they have learned in other units.
Personal Narrative unit contains 4 learning experiences.
Learning Experiences (Lessons) in Personal Narrative Each learning experience takes about 45 minutes to teach in the device-enabled classroom.
Making Connections to Text
Students identify the three types of connections that can be made while reading. Then, they analyze the connections they make while reading, looking for deeper connections that help them monitor their comprehension. Finally, students apply the knowledge gained to a self-selected text.
Reading Personal Narratives
Students read and evaluate Malala’s Yousafzai’s speech to the United Nations. They analyze the message and the characteristics of the speech that classify it as a personal narrative. Then, they evaluate the speech to identify several of the author’s personality traits. Finally, they write letters to Malala in response to her speech.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Students apply their knowledge of personal narratives to the writing of their own personal narratives. They move through the writing process as they brainstorm, outline, compose, revise, edit, and publish their personal narratives.
Presenting an Oral Talk
Students define and apply public speaking and listening skills. They create a short two-minute talk in which they present an “I Believe” position. While listening to their classmates speak, students take notes and work with the rest of their group to generate questions, comments, and suggestions for the speaker.