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9 November: Frank Ocean’s Open Letter


I can explain how word choice and figurative language help to develop a writer’s perspective and tone; I can also connect this perspective to our unit themes (RI 2 & 6).

Entry Task:

As you come in, grab your binder and our next unit text off the front table.

What’s Going On:

Today we will read our next unit text: Frank Ocean’s Open Letter. Carefully follow along and annotate all over your copy of the story while keeping in mind our unit themes:

  • Invisibility: Because of our societal norms and values, we unfairly and systematically prevent those outside of the norm from being truly seen and valued, and this forces many groups of people to become invisible members of our society.

  • Acceptance: When we accept ourselves and others for our individual understanding of the world and for our differences, we will gain increased open-mindedness, and we will better understand everyone’s humanity.

Exit Task:

After reading and discussing together, you will write to make connections to our unit themes. Keep your writing clipped into your binder to finalize as needed later this week before you submit it for feedback.


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