"I Just Wanna Be Average": Tracing the Idea of Persistence in a Personal Essay

Unit 1: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine Mike Rose' point of view and the choices he makes in narrating his experiences in his essay by citing strong and thorough textual evidence.

Big Idea: What motivates you? What are persistence, praise, and performance to a 9th grader? My students will tell you as they respond to Mike Rose.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, narrative voice, Writing, argument (Presentation Skills), argument (Composition), narrative structure, essay, persistence, Praise, effort, motivation, mike rose
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