How Does Historical Context Influence a Story and Other Burning Questions

Unit 2: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the importance of using of specific details in memoir by comparing the story of the Iraqi bombing of Tehran as it appears in Persepolis and in a history source and then applying similar techniques in their own writing.

Big Idea: A skilled author uses historical details to ground his or her narrative. Asking students to identify how authors do this will help them to build skills for their own writing toolbox.

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