World Lit: Writing About My Cultural Identity, Day 1

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Learning Target: I can write a reflective essay explaining my cultural identity.

Opening Session: Moana – I Am Moana: Moana understands her own cultural identity, in song form!

Work Session: Today you’re going to be starting your first embedded assessment! This assessment will be writing a cultural identity essay about yourself. Let’s go over the prewriting, drafting, and editing steps in the book; then let’s double check the rubric on page 58 to make sure we’re all aware of what I’m asking.

Once we’ve done that, I’m going to give you the rest of class to compose your personal essay. I’ve got lined paper if you need it (there’s not enough room in the textbook to write this one, sorry!) and we will be typing them up, revising, and editing tomorrow!

If you don’t finish a draft in class today, you will need to do so for homework, so work hard!

Closing Session: Take a deep breath, take a highlighter, and give a quick once-over to your fresh draft. Make any quick edits, put them in the basket, and then have a great day!

Also, vocab!

  1. Precarious
  2. Intimidated
  3. Provincial
  4. Monsoon
  5. Insular
  6. Palpitating
  7. Veranda
  8. Wizened
  9. Derogatory
  10. Predominantly

Assessment: Formal – Embedded Assessment 1 is a major grade

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding); product (varied length essays as needed).

Leave a Reply