Week of October 31

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, October 31

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

I Can… use highlighting while reading to increase comprehension.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How do we closely read informational texts?

Assessment of Learning: Prairie Ecology Comprehension Questions and highlighting

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Halloween Reading Comprehension – IP
  2. Prairie Ecology – Guided Highlighted Reading – GP
    • Scholars follow prompts to highlight key information, with a focus on author’s craft and author’s purpose.
  3. Prairie Ecology – Comprehension Questions – IP or GP
    • 3 Details
    • Summary
    • Main Idea
  4. Lesson Closure: Nonfiction Terms Quick Review – GP
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: whole-class quick review

Key Vocabulary: informational text, nonfiction, article, claim, detail, heading, subheading, author’s purpose, evidence, support, introduction, source

 

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, November 1

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

I Can…learn and comprehend new academic vocabulary.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand

Key Questions: What are the key elements of nonfiction? What is an argument?

Assessment of Learning: Scholars take notes to review vocabulary.

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Main Idea/Summarizing – IP
  2. Non-Fiction vocabulary notes – DI, IP, GP
    • 936 – Text Analysis Workshop: Argument &Persuasion -GP
    • Vocabulary Notes, using Quizlet flash cards – DI, IP
  3. Lesson Closure: Non-Fiction video review
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: video/visual review

Key Vocabulary: informational text, nonfiction, article, argument, argumentative, claim, detail, excerpt, heading, subheading, dictionary, dictionary entry, author’s purpose, technique, evidence, support, introduction, source, research, written report

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due by Friday.
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Wednesday, November 2

CCSS:
RI 7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats to develop a coherent understanding of a topic

RI 8 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not

I Can… read and comprehend argumentative texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What are the parts of an argument?

Assessment of Learning: Close Read responses; claim statements

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Identify the Argument/Claim and at least 1 support –BB/H, IP
  2. Finish Vocabulary Notes – DI, IP
  3. Page 937 – Parts of an Argument – GP
    • “Power in Numbers” Reading and Responding
      with Close Read questions
  4. Lesson Closure: What Do You Think? (In notebooks or on a half-sheet/sticky note) – IP
    • Write a statement about something you believe should change (your claim).
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: turn-and-talk, exit slip

Key Vocabulary: Claim, argument, supporting details, reasons, evidence

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due by Friday.
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Thursday, November 3

CCSS:
RI 7 – Integrate information presented in different media or formats to develop a coherent understanding of a topic

RI 8 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not

I Can… identify and analyze persuasive writing techniques.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Question: How do authors use Persuasive writing techniques to build an argument?

Assessment of Learning: responses to close read questions

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Academic Vocabulary Check – BB/H, IP
  2. Page 938 – The Power of Persuasion –GP
    • Scholars work in pairs to read pg. 938, and complete the note-taking activity.
  3. Page 939 – Persuasion in Writing – GP, IP
    • Read “A Recipe for Disaster”
    • Answer Close Read
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: partner work and whole-class discussion, note-taking guidance/scaffolding

Key Vocabulary: persuasion, argument, claim, appeal by association, emotional appeal, loaded language, editorial

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due tomorrow.
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Friday, November 4

CCSS:
RI 8 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not

I Can… effectively analyze persuasive texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What are the parts of a persuasive argument?  How do authors use persuasive writing techniques to build an argument?

Assessment of Learning: close read responses, pg. 940

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Content Vocabulary Preview (pg. 940) – GP
    (affectionate, misperception, determination, accordingly, temperament)
  2. Reading and Responding, pg 940 –GP
    • Scholars work in pairs to read “Dangerous Threat? No – Loving Pet!”
    • Scholars respond to Close Read questions 1 – 5
  3. Lesson Closure: Share out responses –GP
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: partner work, with share-out

Key Vocabulary: claim, persuasive technique, evidence, editorial

Homework:
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, November 7

CCSS:
RI 8 – Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not

I Can… effectively analyze persuasive texts.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What are the parts of a persuasive argument?  How do authors use persuasive writing techniques to build an argument?

Assessment of Learning: close read responses, pg. 941

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Good News / Free Write – IP
    • Volunteers share Good News – GP
  2. Reading and Responding, pg 941 – GP
    • Scholars work in pairs to read “Is This the Kind of Dog…”
    • Scholars respond to Close Read questions 1 – 5
  3. Lesson Closure: Share out responses –GP
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: partner work, with share-out

Key Vocabulary: claim, persuasive technique, evidence, editorial

Homework:
Reading Log – 2 entries due by Friday
Vocabulary Review- review vocabulary online (Quizlet)


 

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