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Running head: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY UNIT NARRATIVE Cross-Disciplinary Unit Narrative Hannah Preheim Grand Canyon University: SEC 540 12 August 2020 1
Cross-Disciplinary Unit Narrative RL. 8.2 “Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot.” W.8.3. “Write narratives to develop real or imagine experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.” Unit Description and Rationale This unit is titled “Choices” and will be taught to an 8 th grade Language Arts class. Through reading different short stories, poems, and folklore students will be able to determine how the theme choices is developed in literature. They will be able to describe the effect of one choice on subsequent choices, and how right choices often demand sacrifice. Students will be able to analyze literature’s themes through looking at dialogue and character development in a story. To align with the common core writing standards, students will be asked to use a four-step writing process for an autobiographical essay on how a poor decision had an effect on his/her life. By the end of the unit, they will also be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of third person point of view, myths, irony, metaphor, and anaphora. Learning Opportunities As we learn different literary terms, students will work in pairs to write down the definition in their notebooks, find examples in their readings, and create their own examples. Our academic language will be easily accessible to them in their notebook and they will be asked to find examples of each literary term throughout the unit; we will continually revert back to it and discuss it. Anaphora, irony, and metaphor will be more common to find, and third person point of view and myths are in a few selections we read.

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