Key Learning Goals
Unit 1: Poetry
- Students will be able to identify different forms of poetry based on their formal qualities. Students will be able to tell the difference between poetry and prose.
- Students will collaborate as a whole group to create and publish their own poetry anthology.
- Students will be able to write their own poetry based on what they learn about the genre.
- Students will be able to share and talk about their own poetry as well as share and talk about the poetry of their classmates and other poets.
- Students will be able to see themselves as poets.
Unit 2: Exploring Identity
- Students will gain a deeper understanding of narrative writing and it’s purpose.
- Students will be able to use descriptive details in their own writing to convey events and emotions
- Students will be able to understand the theme categories of identity, family, friendship and trauma in the main text (Alexie) and connect these themes to their own lives, history, and the world around them.
- Students will be able to ask and answer their own guiding questions when reading the assigned texts.
- Students will gain skills in effective collaboration through group work and reading circle activities.
- Students will be able to share personal narratives to their classmates.
- Students will practice effective listening skills as well as respect and maturity when listening to others present.