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Instructors: Nathan Phillips

Date(s) 10/14/15-10/17/15
Personal Narrative/Artifact Lesson

Knowledge: Articulate personal experiences into text, using an artifact to aid in


the writing of a text, identifying argumentative statements
Understandings:
1. Students will understand how to develop a story about them that intrigues the
audience with facts, opinions, etc.
2. Students can identify a cultural artifact that had meaning in their life.
3. Students will develop a classroom culture by accepting others stories.
DO:
1. Bring in my own artifact and explain to the class what it is. Tell them the story
behind it that I experienced and how it has made me better as a learner or
person.
2. Have students get into small groups and brainstorm artifact ideas.
3. Students will read the short literature I present to them about an artifact and
then discuss the meaning behind the artifact.
4. I will break down how the author writes the narrative.
5. Students will select an artifact; students will have the option to share their
artifact with the class.
6. Students will write their narrative in class.
Materials:
American Sniper passage
Cultural artifact
Laptop, or paper to write narrative
Reflection Worksheet
CCSS
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2.d
Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques
such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of
the topic.
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2.f
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and
supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating
implications or the significance of the topic).
-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update
individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback,
including new arguments or information.

Essential Questions:
Students should consider these questions:

1. What kind of artifact is meaningful to my story?


2. How can I write a story about myself that would be interesting to others?
3. How can I analyze others personal narrative and model some of them in my
own writing?
Assessment
- Write a personal narrative about a moment in time that provides meaning for them and
how that artifact impacted him/her.
- Peer review others narratives and identify writing strategies.

Summative & Formative Assessments, Performance Task(s) & Other


Evidence i.e. Pre-assessments, Unit Tests, Quizzes, Essays, Exit Cards, etc.
1. Exit slips-write how they feel about the assignment, regarding their confidence
2. Post assignment reflection worksheet

Accommodations
-Give students that are uncomfortable public speaking about personal subject
manner the option to research one of three cultural artifacts, and relate the artifact to
them.
-Students can meet with me prior to discuss the artifact and their thoughts.
What Do I Do If My Students Do Not Understand?
-If my students are struggling with picking a personal cultural artifact or with the
concept of writing about themselves I will give them the option to write about one of
three particular objects I have previously chosen for them to write about. They can
write about what that object means to a particular culture and they can build into
how it impacts their life, if it does at all.