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5 January: Personal Narrative Brainstorming & Graphic Novel Notes


I can explain how an author uses words and images together to develop the reader’s understanding of significant characters and events (RI/RL 3 & 5).

Entry Task:

As you come into class, prepare to play a round of Blooket with our new vocabulary.

After our game, grab a sheet off the front table. Select at least three of the prompts listed on your sheet to brainstorm how they relate to your own life.

What’s Going On:

At the end of our unit, we will create visual personal narratives. A personal narrative can be defined as: A personal account which offers details, analysis and a personal opinion from a particular happening or event, experienced by the writer. To prepare for this project, we will also study a graphic novel. Marjane Satrapi’s memoir, Persepolis, is an extended personal narrative, in graphic form, that recalls her childhood growing up during the Iranian Revolution. As we read, we will draft image ideas on each of your personal narrative prompt options.

Before we begin our next novel, we will discuss some important details regarding reading a graphic novel. Complete your notes using this presentation.

Exit Task:

Use any remaining class time to finalize any needed work, especially your hijab CCC write from our previous class.


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