Narrative Reading and Writing Unit

Narrative Reading and Writing Unit
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This unit provides reading exercises on a variety of narrative pieces (including autobiography, biography, and memoir), narrative writing assignments, vocab lists and quizzes, and creative projects. Students will examine different narrative pieces to consider different voices and styles in narrative writing. They will think about the overall purpose of particular personal stories within a larger narrative context. The unit includes options for a variety of narrative writing assignments as well as creative expression projects.

Reading Assignments:
• Response questions to chapters from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
• Response questions to chapter from Tina Fey’s Bossypants
• Response questions to chapters from Russell Baker’s Growing Up
• Response questions to chapters from Frank McCourt’s Teacher Man
• Response questions to chapter from Elie Wiesel’s Night
• Response questions to chapters from Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried
• Logos, Pathos, and Ethos activity with chapters 1 and 2 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
• Multiple Choice questions on chapters 1 and 2 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and answer key

Vocab
• Vocab list and definitions from Teacher Man
• Vocab list and definitions from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
• Vocab quizzes and keys

Writing Assignments and Projects:
• Autobiography/Biography/Memoir reading journal topics
• Narrative Writing Assignment following reading of Chapter 1 from Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried
• Blogging assignment: Finding, discussing, and writing blogs
• Personal Narrative Writing assignment and rubric
• Autobiography Portfolio and rubric: Narrative writing project with a variety of pieces, including a visual component.
• Six-Word Memoir Project and rubric
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42 pages
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