In the reading and writing lessons unit based on “Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups” by David Wisniewski, students embark on an engaging journey exploring the hidden truths and absurd explanations fabricated by adults. Through close reading and critical analysis, they uncover the author’s satirical messages, examining themes of authority, power, and societal norms. In response, students engage in creative writing exercises, crafting their own humorous narratives that expose the secret knowledge they believe grown-ups possess. This unit encourages students to question conventional wisdom and empowers them to challenge adult assumptions, fostering a sense of agency and critical thinking skills while fostering a love for reading and writing.
This ready-to-use resource includes:
. comprehension of text
. writing prompts and assessments
. writing project template
. bulletin board ideas