Narrative Nonfiction

Tara Lee, Language Arts, Bailey Middle School

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In this three week unit, students will create documentaries on a debatable topic of their choice, or about the life of a person. Students will use prior knowledge that they learned earlier in the year about persuasive techniques used in writing to compose a script to sway the audience to side with their opinion. Before creating their documentary, students will read Chew on This and watch clips from Supersize Me to help with their understanding of bias and persuasive techniques used in the text and media.