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Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience

Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
Creative Writing Prompts, Thematic Unit, Inquiry Based: The Immigrant Experience
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This three-week inquiry-based thematic unit focuses on answering important questions by analyzing different voices, perspectives, and issues of the immigrant experience.

By working through close readings and discussion questions on 9 poems, an essay, a speech, 3 interviews, a radio story, and photographs, and by engaging in creative writing prompts and exercises, your students will gain a greater understanding of the what it means to leave a homeland behind in search of “the golden door” of the United States.

Students will start out by looking at a photographic essay and reading and analyzing two poems about the immigrant experience, and they will start to explore some of the themes of the unit. For homework, students will be reading excerpts from Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club. After that, students will spend two days working through two essays, a speech, and a radio story, and three radio interviews to further explore themes of contemporary immigration. The next few days will be spent further exploring poetry, including getting students to experiment with writing some poetry of their own.

Ready-to-go handouts with complete answer keys are provided for each text. There is minimal prep required from you. The texts themselves are not included because of copyright.

Finally, students will work through the assessment portion of the unit including a graded discussion, a quiz on the novel, an in-class essay, and a creative poetry writing assignment. Guides, answer keys, and rubrics are provided for every assessment option.

All of the texts studied in this unit deal with the problems of immigrants today. I have spent hours finding the most engaging writing on the topic so that your students will care about lives that are probably very different than their own.

Included in this resource are the following lesson plans, all at a significant discount when you buy them bundled:

Poetry Lesson on Immigration and the American Dream: Two Poems, Two Views You can view the full-priced resource by clicking here.

Poetry Lesson on "Let America Be America Again," Langston Hughes You can view the full-priced resource by clicking here.

Immigration, Language, and The American Dream: Two Poems by Pat Mora You can view the full-priced resource by clicking here.

Immigration Poetry Lesson: Homesickness You can view the full-priced resource by clicking here.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
Essential Questions
Reading List
Assessment Options
How To Use Interactive Notebooks
Suggested Schedule And Lesson Plans
Alternative Lesson Plans
Poetry Writing Exercises
Quiz and Answer Key for Quiz on The Joy Luck Club
How to Do A Graded Discussion
Graded Discussion Rubric
Prompt For In-Class Essay
Graphic Organizer For In-Class Essay
Assignment and Rubric for Poem Writing Project

The goal of this inquiry based unit is not for students to memorize facts or details of the texts that they read—rather, it is for them to begin to think about tough questions and how they might play a role in finding some answers.
Total Pages
60 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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