World Lit: Cultural Narrative

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!!!

  1. Drift
  2. Anaphora
  3. Facilitate
  4. Prestigious
  5. Sole
  6. Attributes
  7. Progressive
  8. Negated
  9. Eloquence
  10. Matriarchs

Assessment: Informal – book check

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded questions)

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