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Reflective Photo Narrative

School: WHEELS (Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School)

City/State: New York, NY

Grade(s): 11, 12

Format(s): Essay

Subject(s): English Language Arts

Type(s): Narrative

Writing Assignment Description

After reading and analyzing Don Murray’s “The Stranger in the Photo is Me”, students selected photos from their childhoods and wrote reflective pieces modeled after Murray’s.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Models a personal narrative in the style of a mentor text
  • Demonstrates precise words and phrases to convey a vivid picture

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can write narrative texts about real or imagined experiences using well-chosen details and effective event sequences.
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