Personal Narrative #2
Kind of Activity:
Students will relate Eugenides' appropriation of cultural myth to their own writing
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3
Have students look at the myths they researched in part one of this exercise. What are the elements of those stories that stand out—divine judgment, retribution, the dangers of pride, wandering for years? They should write a short essay on their own ancestral immigrant experience, relating it to these cultural elements. How do ancient myths relate to modern stories? They should be able to see their own family histories in these...
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