Unit 2

Unit 2: Identity

How do I fit?

Unit Focus: close readings of fiction & nonfiction texts; summary writing; conducting research to answer questions; explanatory writing; participating in collaborative discussions

Topics of Study: identity; fitting in; bullying; community; tolerance; self-awareness; and self-esteem

Essential Questions: What is an identity and how is it shaped? What does my digital footprint look like? How does an author create a character's identity? Are people more alike or different?

Unit Assessments: Literary Genre/Writing Mode Quiz; Independent Reading Book Review; Story Element Quiz; Literary Analysis Writing; Paired Reading Assessment