Grade 8 ELA Module 3A, Unit 3

Student studying her notes.

In this third unit, students will finish reading Unbroken and study the transition of the imprisoned or interned from “invisible” to “visible” after release. Students will briefly research Miné Okubo’s life after internment and then write a narrative in which they tell the story of Okubo’s journey from “invisible” during internment to becoming “visible” post-internment. For the mid-unit assessment, students will submit their single-draft narrative. For the end of unit assessment, students will complete a narrative techniques assessment in which they determine the effectiveness of various language techniques. Finally, for the final performance task, students will share their narrative with a small group of students and reflect upon their research-based narrative writing piece.

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