Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Learning Target: I can analyze a narrative and identity key narrative components.
Opening Session: What’s a memoir? Let’s work together to figure out a working definition of a memoir. Can you think of any famous memoirs?
Work Session: Today we’re going to read an excerpt from the memoir Funny in Farsi by Firoozah Dumas. You guys will be reading the story today, and then I want to give you some time to work on the Second Read questions from the book. This is actually a really hilarious story, and I really hope you enjoy it!
Closing Session: VOCAB!!!
Assessment: Informal – book check
Differentiation: Process (scaffolded questions)