- Determine an author's point of view in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view.
- Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing your point of view.
- Support a thesis with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient details.
- Strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting.
- Use technology to produce writing.
- Acquire and use accurately new academic words and literary terms.
1. In a bubble map, brainstorm the various cultures you are a part of and their stereotypes.
2. Analyze the rhetorical strategies in "The Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Adichie, which asserts that stereotypes are dangerous.
3. Using Adichie as a model, write a 2000-word personal narrative about your culture(s) that demonstrates the following rhetorical strategies. (Yes, strategies can be combined) You MUST share your essay with me on Google Drive.
- circular structure (mention a specific moment/anecdote/idea near the beginning & illuminate it again near the end of your essay)
- 1 vocabulary word
Examples of Good Thesis Statements for Personal Narratives
- "Unlike most people, I received a valuable high school education from my parents while we traveled around the world on a sailboat."
- “Having been tagged with the ‘over-achiever’ label since grade school, it wasn’t until I got to college that I learned this trait is actually a beneficial one.”
- “I quietly stomached my teacher’s daily insults, put-downs and sarcastic asides for five months until things finally came to a head between us, which resulted in an epiphany."
This week, you will receive and practice at least 5 new words. Then, you will be tested on Monday about the word's definition, usage, connotation, and different parts of speech.
Notes for Administrators:
Differentiation: audio-visual, self-evaluation
Instructional Method: thinking map, teen interest, technology
Thinking Level: all 5 Bloom's Taxonomy levels
Cell phones may be used to take photos of vocabulary.