The following CAP, “Contemporary Autobiography Research Unit,” is designed for the eleventh grade English track classroom in the secondary school. The unit and assignments are designed to engage the students and prepare them to properly write a college level paper. This unit includes a motivational activity designed to connect the writing topic to the students’ lives. The unit also includes an oral presentation thereby meets all of the NYS learning standards. The standards addressed are:

  1. Language for information and understanding
2. Language for literary response 3. Language for critical analysis and evaluation 4. Language for social interaction

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