Elie Wiesel: The Use of Memoir
Holocaust survivors. These can be guiding questions to direct research on the
website. A focused intent upon the link between writer and identity is
encouraged. An assessment task will include a connection about identity and the
Provide the website link and encourage students to explore, noting answers or
Have students prepare a reflection paper (brief in response) on the ideas
gleaned from the website, ideas from the text, and connections to identity. A
focus upon critical thinking should be present. This paper will be submitted
Have students reread reflection writings in class and then share general ideas
in writing groups (peer groups) seeking to find key points. Individual groups
can report out to the whole via oral expression or written expression (if
technology, overhead, or board is available).
2. Comprehension of Wiesel's memoir.
Writing to cope;
2. Recognize the conflicts embedded within writing a narrative of the Holocaust.
3. Reflect upon the effectiveness of Wiesel's literary work in response to his identity.