Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 5

To underscore the importance of precise diction and sensory details in narratives, class members examine two statements to determine which is more effective and has a greater impact on the reader. Individuals then examine the word choice and sensory details in their own college application narrative.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pairs brainstorm lists of precise words they might use in their narratives
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a seven-lesson narrative writing unit that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" as models that writers may use as they craft their narrative response to a college essay prompt

  • The seven-page packet includes the lesson, sample statements, discussion questions with model responses, and a homework assignment

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