In addition to the journal and upon completion of the novel, students will be asked to identify with one character from
The Skin I’m In
and explain why using text evidence from it as well as text evidence from the supplemental resources. The students will be required to read one book from these supplemental resources during Reader’s Workshop and use their notes and finding from that experience to enhance their comparison. The students will create an Identity Analysis of themselves addressing the same questions used to analyze the characters from
The Skin I’m In. How do you see yourself? What are your “non-negotiable” identities? How does the world see you? How do you choose to conduct yourself? Are any of your identities a farce?
The students will be required to support those answers using text evidence from both sources. The students will then explain why they relate to one of the characters from
The Skin I’m.
Finally, the students will create a diptych drawing of their face flanked by the character they chose to identify with. These will be private unless the students want them show-cased.