Unit 1: Defining Identity: Dyamonde Daniel and My Name is María Isabel
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Describe a few key aspects of your identity.
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Who are you? Describe a few key aspects of your identity.
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the qualities, characteristics, or beliefs that make a person who they are
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Describe what Dyamonde is like using details from the text.
Explain how Dyamonde’s life changed and how it impacts the way she feels.
Explain how Dyamonde feels about Free and what that shows about her.
Explain why Dyamonde is puzzled by Free and what it shows about her.
Analyze how Dyamonde and Free are similar.
Explain what else Free and Dyamonde learn about each other.
Analyze how Dyamonde and Free changed and what causes the change.
Describe Dyamonde by gathering details and participating in a class discussion.
Explain the difference between a fragment and a complete sentence. Write sentences to describe Dyamonde.
Narrative – 4 days
Write a story about what might happen if Free moved back to Detroit.
Explain how María Isabel feels about going to school.
Explain what problem María Isabel has at school and how it makes her feel.
Describe the story of your name and why it is important to honor other’s names.
Analyze if María Isabel feels welcome at her new school.
Explain why María Isabel is feeling thankful.
Determine what advice to give María Isabel about how to make it a happy time for everyone.
Explain what lesson María Isabel learns and how she learns it.
Describe María Isabel by gathering details and participating in a class discussion.
Writing – 5 days
Write a story about an experience that has shaped who you are.
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