Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2

As part of their reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" class members analyze how the author uses dialogue, description, and multiple plot lines to develop her narrative.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Model for class members, or provide models that demonstrate how the techniques Silko employs may be used in their college application narrative
Classroom Considerations

  • The second resource in a six-lesson narrative writing unit that uses Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as an anchor text
  • The writing strand in the unit focuses on techniques class members can employ as they develop their personal narrative for the college Common Application prompt

  • The 13-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions and model responses, worksheets, and a homework assignment

  • Some class members may need additional scaffolding to apply the concepts from the day's lesson to the writing of their personal narrative