Day 1

The Story of My Life Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Description Journal

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to reflect on the author's writing style and how it affects their experience of the narrative.

    Common Core Standards:



    In this ongoing activity, students will set up a journal. In this journal, they will record and write about passages in which Helen discusses the physical world around her.

    To begin, choose a passage from the text that reflects Helen's fondness for detailed description, especially one that seems to entail visual detail. The early part of the text includes some details accounted for preceding her illness, but later they will notice...

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