This bundle includes everything you need to teach the mode of personal essay. This lesson asks students to think of a pivotal moment in their lives in which they felt as though they truly changed after that event. Then, students will choose a quote that helps them analyze in the essay how that change occurred within them.
This is a great lesson to use anytime throughout the year, but I particularly enjoyed it at the beginning of the school year or semester as a way to help get to know my students and find out where they are in their ability to reflect, analyze and write. Also, because everything is included in this bundle, including a very detailed lesson plan, this would be a great activity to leave with a substitute or a "Plan B" backup plan when things don't seem to work out as you might have originally planned.
This bundle includes everything you need to teach this lesson:
- 4 page, detailed lesson plan with Common Core standards in place (ELA 11-12)
- 4 student handouts
- Personal Essay Instructional Handout
- Personal Essay Outline
- Personal Essay Quote Selection Sheet
- Personal Essay Quote Sheet (with examples)
- Personal Essay Rubric