Unit 5 Communicating for a Purpose

 Unit 5 Communicating for a Purpose

Essential Questions:
How do people impact events and ideas?
How do authors of fiction use or alter history?


Overview
Students will read an historical fiction play and a letter, a first hand account of the events in the play. They will demonstrate how writers of fiction use or alter history in their fiction.

Students will read biographies about infamous people in history and analyze how
individuals influence ideas or events

Common Core State Standards

RL.9. Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history. 
RI.1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.3. Analyze the interactions betwee
n individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).