World Lit: Cultural Narrative

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze a narrative and identity key narrative components.

Opening Session: What’s a memoir? Let’s work together to figure out a working definition of a memoir. Can you think of any famous memoirs?

Work Session: Today we’re going to read an excerpt from the memoir Funny in Farsi by Firoozah Dumas. You guys will be reading the story today, and then I want to give you some time to work on the Second Read questions from the book. This is actually a really hilarious story, and I really hope you enjoy it!

Closing Session: VOCAB REVIEW!!!

1.      Drift

2.      Anaphora

3.      Facilitate

4.      Prestigious

5.      Sole

6.      Attributes

7.      Progressive

8.      Negated

9.      Eloquence

Assessment: Informal – book check

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded questions)

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