ERIC Number: ED380953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Autobiographies: Personal Odysseys of Change. A Language Arts Unit for Grades 4-6.
Johnson, Dana T.; And Others
In this language arts unit, high-ability students in grades 4 through 6 study the concept of change by reading autobiographies of writers from various cultures and by looking at change in selected lives. Selected stories from "Junior Great Books" were chosen for their probing of issues of identity. Other literature selections are drawn from multiple genres that include short stories, poetry, autobiographies of published authors and related writing of those authors, and essays. Discussions and reflective writing encourage students to explore their own identities as talented learners. This guide provides goals and outcomes, an assessment model, a paper analyzing the concept of change, teaching models, 20 lesson plans, assessment forms, a list of 74 works taught in the unit and resource materials used in its development, an annotated bibliography of 30 items on change, and a list of 31 computer software resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Authors, Autobiographies, Change, Computer Software, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Multicultural Education, Self Concept, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teaching Models, Units of Study
College of William & Mary, School of Education, Center for Gifted Education, 232 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185 plus 10% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. School of Education.; Washington-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Hudson Falls, NY. Southern Adirondack Educational Center.