The curriculum should serve as a vehicle for critical discourse about identity. This year long supplemental or enrichment curriculum creates a series of common literary experiences that complement identity concepts raised in the core texts of the New Haven’s 7/8 ELA curriculum, by adding alternative perspectives of individual and societal concepts of identity. The curriculum commences with text that presents a broad definition of identity. With a broad definition of identity, the curriculum then asks the student to refine, reshape, and re-configure this identity definition with each literary experience. The curriculum aims to steer students away from a static concept of identity to one which embraces constant adjustments to an original conceptualization. For some students, it may be a first encounter with a dynamic concept where their definitions may seemingly be right and wrong at the same time. The curriculum plan is designed to have students grapple and resolve their conceptualizations about identity in reflective journal writing and group discussions.