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Who are YOU?

By Kaki Shields
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"How do we identify our strengths and weaknesses, our talents and loves, our philosophy and ideas,and how do we communicate these essentials to others?"

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If I Were. . .

Students work with idea of metaphor through comparisons they create about themselves (and that others they trust create about them. Then students choose favorite metaphor and write from POV of metaphor to describe physical self, personality, and surroundings.

California Content Standards
English and Language Arts
Grade Eleven
ELA.11.1.0. Writing Strategies
Organization and Focus
ELA.11.1.2. Use point of view, characterization, style (e.g., use of irony), and related elements for specific rhetorical and aesthetic purposes.
ELA.11.1.5. Use language in natural, fresh, and vivid ways to establish a specific tone.
ELA.11.2.0. Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA.11.2.1. Write fictional, autobiographical, or biographical narratives:
a. Narrate a sequence of events and communicate their significance to the audience.
b. Locate scenes and incidents in specific places.
c. Describe with concrete sensory details the sights, sounds, and smells of a scene and the specific actions, movements, gestures, and feelings of the characters; use interior monologue to depict the characters' feelings.
d. Pace the presentation of actions to accommodate temporal, spatial, and dramatic mood changes.
e. Make effective use of descriptions of appearance, images, shifting perspectives, and sensory details.
Written and Oral English Language Conventions
ELA.11.1.0. Written and Oral English Language Conventions
ELA.11.1.1. Demonstrate control of grammar, diction, and paragraph and sentence structure and an understanding of English usage.
ELA.11.1.2. Produce legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct punctuation and capitalization.

1.If I Were. . . .Handout