Objective: I can read to analyze a text’s style and gather text evidence in order to explore the thematic topic of identity (RL11-12.1), so I can emulate the style in my own writing (W11-12.5). Agenda:
Entry Task: Grab a packet off the front table then review the definition of the word Juxtapose (we saw this word in our Visual Texts Unit):
Juxtapose- (verb) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
Pre-Reading: Think about a time in your life where you were put in a position where you did not feel like yourself.
While you are following along, underline lines within the story that highlight the topic of identity.
Post-Reading: Answer questions regarding the story.
Exit Task: Begin brainstorming and drafting your own transitional story modeled after Alexie’s. Take time to read the “Try It” and begin filling out the brainstorming chart in your packet. If you choose to develop this story, you will have a drafting day to continue your work.