Writing Assignment Description:
This writing piece is a second draft of a personal narrative, with peer/teacher feedback. It tells the story of the author’s experience being incarcerated in a juvenile detention center as an angry 14-year-old girl with a difficult home situation. It is a powerful story of transformation through structure and support while detained.
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How This Writing Can Be Useful:
- Searing, honest language and voice in owning her emotions and actions
- Attention to details creates vivid settings
- Moving personal transformation told without the need to be overly sentimental in language; the issues have intrinsic power
- A story that would be very powerful to read with teenage students
Common Core State Standards
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