"Who do you say I am?" Identity Beyond the Scope
1 Hook: Who Do They Say I Am?
Engage students by asking the following question:
- Ask the students, "Who do they say I am?"
- Jot these comments down
- Ask 3 students to volunteer to ask the same questions of their peers
- Jot down responses
- Define identity with examples for students
Students will respond to question teacher asks out loud once called upon
- Students will take notes on what identity is and the examples provided by teacher
2 Direct Instruction: Google Doc Tutorial
Using Chromebooks (1:1), share with students how to access Google Docs in order to type their papers and share with their classmates for future peer review.
- Students will need to access their Google accounts on their Chromebook
- Use the projector to display the video for students to watch
Teacher will assign students into random groups of 4 for them to complete peer reviews
- Teacher will be available for students who struggle to access Google Docs after watching video tutorial
Students will watch video on how to access and operate Google Docs on Chromebooks
- Students will take notes on Chromebooks and access Google Docs
- Students will request additional help if struggle to access Google Docs and invite groups to peer review
3 Guided Practice: How to write Identity Essay
Assign students to groups of 4 randomly, and have them ask each other “Who do they say I am?”
On the overhead, provided a guided example of how students will format their essay:
Introduction: Who does they say that I am-1 sentence example
Body: Is this true or false? Explain-1 sentence example
Body: Who do you think you are?- 1 sentence example
Conclusion: Why does your identity matter to you? How do you feel about the responses you received? Will you change anything about yourself after hearing who others say you are?- 1 sentence example
Students will jot down the true and false responses you receive from your peers in Chromebook Google Doc
- Begin to brainstorm how you will answer the questions for your essay
4 Independent Practice: Students will complete rough and final drafts of essays and Wordle
Teacher will walk around and supervise independent work and assist students who need additional help
Students will work independently to complete the rough draft of their essay in Google Docs
- Once completed share your doc with the peers in your assigned group for review
- Review all 3 of your peers essays and provide comments on grammatical and punctuation errors and ways to improve paper
- Once peer reviews are finished students will review peers’ comments and complete final draft.
- Once draft is completed students will access Wordle and create an identity Wordle.
- Using words/comments provided by your peers from “Who do they say I am?” exercise.
5 Wrap Up: Reflection of work discussed and displayed through presentation
Teacher will present Wordle to class they created.
- Model how you want students to present paper and Wordle
Teacher will sum up identity by discussing with students how identity will be important for them to recognize in the coming weeks as they explore the many identities of characters in A Raisin in the Sun.
Student will present essay and Wordle to the class.