World Lit: Struggling with Identity: Rethinking Persona

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

Learning Target: I can analyze how an author’s persona relates to audience and purpose.

Opening Session: Let’s review the metacognitive markers, because you will use them for this lesson!

Work Session: Open your Springboards to page 159! Today you will be reading an excerpt from a memoir (another genre option for your EA1!) called “The Hunger of Memory” by Richard Rodriguez.

After we finish reading, I want you guys to do the Second Read questions, specifically focusing on the allusions and their meanings. When we’re done with the questions, we will do the Language and Writer’s Craft box together.

Closing Session:

New vocab words!

  1. Querulous
  2. Disgruntled
  3. Translucent
  4. Resistant
  5. Gelled
  6. Dollop
  7. Alienation
  8. Assimilated
  9. Dupe
  10. Pieties

Assessment: Informal – book check

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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