Who Are You?
What are the rewards and challenges of staying true to yourself? 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, images, and methods writers use to describe who they are and to communicate their experiences to readers
Artists and writers tell meaningful stories through images and descriptions
Authors and mediamakers make choices as they create texts in order to communicate meaning and raise questions for exploration
Identity is what makes us who we are and changes as we grow
Analyze word choices and details to determine central ideas and themes; analyze the choices authors make about characters, settings, and plots
Engage in discussions with peers
Apply the writing process to create and publish a personal narrative
Explore the Theme
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