Teacher Guide

Who are YOU?

By Kaki Shields
Meet the Author

"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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Your Character

Instructional Time: 55 minutes a day for 1 day

Process:
Read excerpts from article "How you become who you are". Reflections: On a scale of 1(low) to 10(high), rate yourself in terms of how fearful you are, how aggressive you are, and how stressed you are. Explain. 2. Who are you most like in your family? Is it because of nature or nurture?

California Content Standards
English and Language Arts
Grade Eleven
Reading
ELA.11.2.0. Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials)
Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
ELA.11.2.4. Make warranted and reasonable assertions about the author's arguments by using elements of the text to defend and clarify interpretations.
ELA.11.2.5. Analyze an author's implicit and explicit philosophical assumptions and beliefs about a subject.
Writing
ELA.11.2.0. Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA.11.2.3. Write reflective compositions:
a. Explore the significance of personal experiences, events, conditions, or concerns by using rhetorical strategies (e.g., narration, description, exposition, persuasion).
b. Draw comparisons between specific incidents and broader themes that illustrate the writer's important beliefs or generalizations about life.
c. Maintain a balance in describing individual incidents and relate those incidents to more general and abstract ideas.

Resources:
 ResourceTypeRequirementsFile
1.How You Become Who You AreHandout


Method of Checking for Understanding:
Written Reflection