Who Influences You?
How do the connections with those closest to us determine our values, beliefs and identities? Explore models of narrative nonfiction that examine growing up and becoming one’s own person.
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What will students know, understand, and be able to do after completing this unit?
Key concepts related to how we become who we are and the ways these concepts are described and used
Key influences that shape who we are
Descriptive words and images writers use to describe who we are and techniques writers use to convey experiences to readers
Artists and writers tell meaningful stories through images and descriptive language
Authors and mediamakers make strategic choices as they create texts in order to convey meaning and raise questions for exploration
Identity is complex and always evolving
Evaluate word choice and other details to determine central ideas; synthesize information to create new understanding
Engage in productive discussions with peers
Apply the writing process to create and publish an original narrative
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