9th Lit: Introduction to “Coming of Age”

Working within your small group, please answer the following questions on a poster.

  1. What does it mean to “come of age”? Come up with a unique definition.
  2. According to your group, what is the most difficult part of “coming of age”? What challenges are typical during this part of life?
  3. Which emotion is most associated with the process of “coming of age”?
  4. What are the most important things a person learns when they “come of age”?
  5. Select a narrative (film, music, television, or book) that contains a coming of age theme. How does the story end?
  6. Draw a symbol that is typically associated with “coming of age”. Does it have a negative or positive connotation?

Be prepared to share your findings!