Unit 1:


Who am I? What defines me as an individual?
~ 24 days

Enduring Understandings of Unit Plan:

  • The choices that individuals make impact themselves, those around them, and events in their lives, just like the choices that characters make impact them, those around them, and the sequence of events in a story.
  • Identity is shaped by factors related to birth (such as family, class, culture, gender, environment, community) and by the choices that they make.
  • Individuals can make connections about their identity with those sitting next to them, those they read about in literature, and those who they hear about in the news.

Unit Outline

16 Components

The purpose of this unit is to think deeply and critically about personal identity by analyzing characters in texts and making connections to themselves. This unit introduces students to literary analysis, promotes creative writing, and supports structured conversations. Teachers are encouraged to start of the school year with the 9th grade baseline assessment in order to assess student writing on the 7 skills-ladders for this grade. 

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