Week of October 24

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, October 24

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.5
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

I Can…comprehend, identify, and analyze plot elements in a short story.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze
  • Create

Key Questions: How does an author build a story?

Assessment of Learning: Scholars create a plot map/diagram to demonstrate comprehension of plot elements in the story, “Shame”.

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Plot Elements Review –IP
  2. Scholar Success Expectations (Quick Review) – DI
    • Scholars follow along with their own notes.
    • Q&A Discussion
    • Review Social Contract (new scholars sign using sticky notes)
  3. Plot Analysis – GP
    • Work with a partner to complete a plot map/diagram.
    • Use the story, “Shame” as a reference.
  4. Lesson Closure: Exit Slip – Author’s Purpose (Google Classroom) –IP
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: pair-work, quick-shot choice, exit slip

Key Vocabulary: plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, author’s purpose

Homework: Reading Log.  At least 15 minutes of reading, with gist summary (2 entries due by Friday).

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, October 25

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
I Can…identify and explain conflict, rising action, and author’s purpose.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Evaluate
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How does an author build a story?

Assessment of Learning: Scholars analyze the text to identify and explain conflict, rising action, and author’s purpose (Target Tabs).

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Grammar QuickShot –IP
  2. Thinking Through The Story (Target Tabs) –GP, IP
    • Gist summary
    • Central Conflict and Evidence
    • Rising Action and Evidence
    • Author’s Purpose
    • Text-to-Self Connection
  3. Lesson Closure: Accountable Talk Discussion
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: Target Tabs, QuickShot Choice, Pair/Share

Key Vocabulary: gist summary, plot, central conflict, rising action, author’s purpose, evidence, character traits, resolution, theme

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due by Friday.
Vocabulary Review- review plot elements vocabulary at https://quizlet.com/_2n24tj


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Wednesday, October 26

CCSS:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

I Can…comprehend a story and identify/describe plot elements.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions:  How does an author build a short story?

Assessment of Learning: “Shame” Plot Elements and Word Study

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Context Clues
  2. “Shame” Plot Elements and Word Study
    • Scholars review plot elements and vocabulary skills within the context of the story, “Shame”.
  3. Lesson Closure: Whole-class review
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: context clues, plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

Homework:
Reading Log- Two entries due by Friday.
Vocabulary Review- review plot elements vocabulary at https://quizlet.com/_2n24tj


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Thursday, October 27

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?

Assessment of Learning: Scholars take notes to review vocabulary.

Learning Agenda:

  1. Do Now: Nonfiction Pre-Quiz
  2. Non-Fiction vocabulary notes
  3. Lesson Closure: Non-Fiction video review
  4. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: pre-assessment, 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: Friday, October 28

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: Good News
  2. Prairie Ecology – Guided Highlighted Reading
    • Scholars follow prompts to highlight key information, with a focus on author’s craft and author’s purpose.
  3. Prairie Ecology – Comprehension Questions
  4. Lesson Closure: Nonfiction Terms Quick Review
  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


 

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