Writing Task: Naming Myself by Kingsolver and My Name by Cisneros

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Prepare students to write a literary analysis prose constructed response with this lesson. Students first complete close readings of the poem, "Naming Myself," and text excerpt, "My Name" from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Activity handouts focus on before, during, and post reading strategies in order to provide scaffolding for the essay.

By end of the lesson, students complete a writing task that imitates the style of the PARCC prototype. Whether or not they will face PARCC assessments, this lesson provides instruction for any students needing practice with literary analysis. This lesson incorporates all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Anchor Standards.

The resource file includes the following: explicit lesson plan with identified Common Core ELA Anchor Standards, anticipation guide, think aloud sample annotation, L.I.S.T. poetry graphic organizer, literature web graphic organizer, Venn diagram, literary analysis prompt, short literary analysis essay rubric, and key. The key provides detailed responses for all activities and a sample essay, making this a valuable emergency substitute lesson plan.

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Writing Task: Naming Myself  by Kingsolver and My Name by
Writing Task: Naming Myself  by Kingsolver and My Name by
Writing Task: Naming Myself  by Kingsolver and My Name by
Writing Task: Naming Myself  by Kingsolver and My Name by