At the beginning of the year the most important journey we can embark upon is creating a strong class connection that will greatly benefit our relationship for the duration of the year
Approximately 2 weeks
Who are you?
How would you convey who you are solely through literary devices?
To become better acquainted with other students on our team.
To review/learn the meaning and use of literary devices.
Common Core Standards
Writing Standards 1.2
Principle HOHAM Utilized
Significance, Connection, Intellectual Curiosity
Final Products (This is an individual project.)
Look @ Me Now Self-Questionairre- Think about your life RIGHT NOW! What do you wonder about? What do you believe? What values do you consider most important? How do you choose your friends? What people are most important to you? What are your plans for the future? What message do you try to relate by the way you live your life? (Type the answers.)
Look @ Me Now Literary Memoir- Use the information from your self-questionairre, relate it to the following literary elements and create a unique literary/visual montage of your life :
Theme: What message do you deliver to people by the way you live your life? Are you satisfied with it? Why? Why not?
Conflict: What is the most important conflict in your life right now? Man v. ____________ ? Explain. How can it be resolved?
Characterization: Who are the three most important characters in your life right now? You do not have to use their names; just describe them and why they are important to you.
Protagonist: Who is the person in your life that brings out the best in you? Why?
Antagonist: Who is the person in your life that brings out the worst in you? Why?
Flashback: What has happened in your past that you often think about? Why did it make such a significant impression?
Irony: What has happened to you that was the opposite of what you expected to happen?
Symbolism: What is one item in your room that represents a part of your identity? Why?
Foreshadow: What are you currently involved in that is an indication of what you hope to do in the future?
*You will need to include a thoughtful title and at least 2-3 small pictures or drawings.
Challenge Option Idea
Use additional literary devices to share more of who you are!