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Unidad 12.1

My Journey So Far

6 Semanas

In this unit, the student reads biographies, memoirs, and personal narratives focusing on the author’s journeys and formational experiences. The student reads a variety of narratives, including but not limited to those by Puerto Rican authors and about Puerto Rican experiences. The student also writes personal narratives and explores various organizational structures for the narratives.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 How do our personal journeys shape society and culture?
CD1 Societal, cultural, and institutional change and growth come from our personal journeys over time.
PE2 How are people shaped by their journeys and experiences?
CD2 People learn about themselves through their journeys.
PE3 How do authors use literal and symbolic journeys to structure stories?
CD3 Authors use journeys to develop plot, character, and theme.
PE4 What do effective readers do to get the most out of what they read?
CD4 To get the most out of what they read, active readers learn and apply a variety of strategies. ?

T1. 1) The student will leave the class able to use his/her knowledge of reflective writing to better understand his/her culture and his/herself. 2) The student will leave the class able to use his/her knowledge of reflective writing to express his/her own formational experiences through writing.

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A1. Identify chronological order and flashback/flash-forward as organizational strategies in narratives.
A2. Use chronological order and flashback/flash-forward as organizational strategies in developing his/her own narrative writing.
A3. Use active reading to identify and relate to an author’s journey.
A4. Write a reflective personal narrative. ?

12.L.1a Demonstrate comprehension of oral presentations and discussions on a variety of social, academic, college, and career topics by asking and answering questions that show thoughtful consideration and extension of the ideas or arguments.
12.L.1b Follow turn-taking, asking/answering relevant questions and paraphrasing while affirming others, adding and relating information to prior knowledge, experience, texts, or real-world situations.
12.L.1c Listen and respond during a read aloud, presentation, or performance from a variety of literature, periods, genres, and styles to analyze character development and setting, and to distinguish the characteristics of tone, voice, and mood; makes connections to text.
12.S.1 Contribute to class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining conversations on a variety of appropriate and relevant academic, social, college, and career topics by following turn-taking rules, asking and answering relevant, on-topic questions, affirming others, providing additional relevant information, paraphrasing and evaluating/analyzing/synthesizing key ideas.
12.S.3 Use a variety of grade-appropriate general academic and content-specific academic, social, college, and career ready words accurately and appropriately when producing complex spoken texts and to tell, retell, explain, and analyze stories, personal experiences and current, social, college, and career events.
12.R.10 Read and comprehend a variety of culturally diverse literature, including stories, dramas, poetry, and informational texts (e.g., history/social studies, science, and technical texts) of appropriate grade level.
12.R.5L Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
12.W.3 Write narratives (short stories, memoirs, and journals) using transitional words and other cohesive devices to better organize writing to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective literary devices (techniques and elements), well-chosen details, and structured sequences.
12.W.8 Write routinely for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
12.LA.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
12.LA.6 Accurately use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career-readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.