Where Are You From?
How can certain memories, places, and
experiences shape who we become? 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 language authors 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 media makers 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 theme; analyze the way authors tell stories; synthesize information to create understanding
Engage in productive discussion with peers
Apply the writing process to create and publish an original personal narrative
Explore the Theme
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