Week of September 26

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Monday, September 26

Objective: I understand the main parts of a short story.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand

Key Questions: What are the 5 main elements of a short story?

Assessment of Learning: Scholars rate themselves at the end of class.  Checkpoint Quiz on Friday

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now” activity: Video preview – IP, BB/H
  2. Short Story Elements – Notes (DI, GP)
    • Video- “5 Things” plot elements
    • Scholars watch the video (again), taking notes, this time. We will discuss notes after the video.
      • Plot
      • Character
      • Conflict
      • Theme
      • Setting
  1. Flash Cards / Foldables
    • Scholars will have an opportunity to create flash cards or ‘foldables’
      (Scholars will continue working on this during intervention and study hall today)
  2. Lesson Closure: fist to 5 rating scale to show understanding/comfort level with these terms
  3. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: music/video, target tabs, fist to 5 safe rating scale

Key Vocabulary: plot, character, conflict, theme, setting

Homework: Review key vocabulary

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Objective: I can define and identify the main parts of a story.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze
  • Create

Key Questions: What else do we need to know about short stories?

Assessment of Learning: student work – completed notes and plot diagrams

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now” activity: Quiz – “Five Things” (IP)
    • Scholars take a brief multiple choice quiz over plot, characters, conflict, theme, and setting.
  2. Video: Simon’s Cat – with Plot Review – IP, GP
    • Scholars complete a thinking map to show the plot elements involved in a short cartoon video.
    • Whole class discusses responses
  3. Building a story: Target Tabs Notes- adding more key terms to our knowledge bank (GP)
    • Video: plot elements
      • exposition
      • rising action
      • climax
      • falling action
      • resolution
    • Notes with a plot diagram
  4. Lesson Closure: What happens if a story is missing a plot element?
  5. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: videos and music, charting, notes, target tabs, diagrams

Key Vocabulary: plot, exposition (characters, setting), rising action (conflict), climax, falling action, resolution, theme

Homework: Reading Comprehension

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Wednesday, September 28

Objective: I can apply my understanding of plot elements when reading a short story. (RL3, RL5)

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How do you build a story? What makes a good story?

Assessment of Learning: Exit Slip – parts of a story

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now”: What is your favorite story? Activity, pg. 26 (BB/H)
  2. What makes a story powerful?
    • Think/Write/Pair/Share (TE, pg 26) – GP
  3. Academic Vocabulary, pg 27 – GP
    • Scholars use the text glossary to locate and record definitions of academic vocabulary.
      • Affect
      • Analyze
      • Evidence
      • Impact
      • Provide
  1. Parts of a Story (pg.28, 29)
    • Read page 28 “What Makes a Good Story?” – GP
    • Close Read, pg 29 (Setting, Characters, Conflict) –IP, GP
      • Whole class, Setting and Characters “Trouble River”
      • Pairs/Trio – Conflict “Zlateh the Goat”
  1. Lesson Closure: Exit Slip – What are the parts of a story? How do you build a story?
  2. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: Various groupings, Think/Write/Pair/Share

Key Vocabulary: Affect, Analyze, Evidence, Impact, Provide, setting, character, conflict

Homework: Review key vocabulary

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Thursday, September 29

Objective: I can identify and describe the main plot elements. (RL3, RL5)

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: What happens in a story?

Assessment of Learning: Text Analysis “Boar Out There”

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now”: Good Things (What’s good in your life?) – IP
  2. Read “What Happens in a Story?” pg 30 – GP
  3. Pairs/Trios: Exposition and Rising Action, pg 31 (10-15 min) – GP
    • Scholars work in pairs to close read “The Bracelet”
    • Scholars work in pairs to close read “You’re not a Winner, Unless…”
  4. Text Analysis: “Boar Out There” pgs 32-33
    • Scholars record responses on lined paper
    • Analyze exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  5. Lesson Closure: fist-to-five check for understanding
  6. Launch with Affirmations

Differentiation: various groupings

Key Vocabulary: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

Homework: Reading (with Reading Log)

 


 

ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: Friday, September 30

Objective: I can analyze the text, and identify plot elements.  RL1, RL5

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Analyze

Key Questions: How do you build a story? What are the parts of a story?

Assessment of Learning: Multiple-choice quiz (Plot Elements)

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now”: Face Your Fears (pg. 34) –BB/H, IP
  2. What do You Fear Most? (pg 34) – GP
    • Read aloud, and discuss “Do now” responses
  3. Text Analysis: Plot Elements (pg. 35) – GP
    • Read aloud and discuss
  4. Reading Strategy: Monitor (pg 35) – GP
    • Read aloud and discuss
    • Prepare for Questions and Answers double-entry notes
  5. Vocabulary in Context (pg 35) – GP
    • Scholars replace new words (narrative, relentless, prop, smirk) with familiar terms, in context
  6. Lesson Closure: short multiple-choice quiz over plot elements
  7. Launch with Affirmations

Key Vocabulary: plot, exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution / denouement


 

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