This is a large unit, taking the space of an entire marking period, so there is a responsibility to address many standards throughout the course of it. It primarily focuses on the Reading: Literature anchor standard, with emphasis on 11-12.1 and 11-12.2. These two strands direct students to textual analysis of major themes and how the details of the text work toward developing them. As students follow multiple narratives they are both reading closely and making larger connections within anime,
, and the epic concept.
Students will be writing expository pieces primarily, addressing the Writing standard with strands 11-12.2.A, B, and E. These strands focus on the development of explanatory writing through use of evidence and organization. Strand “E” in particular is important as it deals with formal writing and the integration of academic discourse. As students learn about anime and cinema and how they work, they will learn a new vocabulary along with a new way of thinking, and this should be reflected in their writing.