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ELA 2012 G6:M1:U1

Percy Jackson and the Hero’s Journey

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Engaging the Reader: Close Reading Part 1 of “Shrouded in Myth”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Quick Write: Responding to a Quote and Picture    (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Read Aloud: “Shrouded in Myth” (5 minutes)

B.  Rereading for Gist and to Identify Unfamiliar Vocabulary: “Shrouded in Myth” (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Reflecting on the Learning Targets    (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Finish annotating “Shrouded in Myth” for gist. Create a drawing, or series of drawings, that represent this story.

  • QuickWrite: Response to Quote and Picture
  • Students’ annotated texts “Shrouded in Myth”
  • Exit Ticket: Reflecting on the Learning Targets

Lesson 2Building Background Knowledge: Close Reading Part 2 of “Shrouded in Myth”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking the Learning Targets and Beginning “Things Close Readers Do” Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  What is Good Discussion?: Creating Group Discussion Criteria (10 minutes)

B.  Evidence Based Discussion: Text-Dependent Questions about “Shrouded in Myth” (10 minutes)

C.  Using Context Clues to Determine Meaning: Vocabulary in “Shrouded in Myth” (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Reflecting on the Learning Targets    (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  First draft read of Chapter 1: “I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-algebra Teacher”

  • Students’ annotated texts “Shrouded in Myth” (from Lesson 1 homework)
  • Exit Ticket: Reflecting on the Learning Targets
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 3Meeting the Main Character: Launching The Lightning Thief (Chapter 1)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking the Learning Targets and Beginning

B.  “Things Close Readers Do” Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Meeting the Main Character: A Carousel of Quotes from Chapter 1 (15 minutes)

B.  Whole-Group Discussion: What Do We Notice and Wonder about Percy So Far? (5 minutes)

C.  Triad Discussion: Answering Text-Dependent Questions with Evidence (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  How Do Authors Develop a Narrator or Character’s Point of View? (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  First draft read of Chapter 2: “Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death”

  • Questions from the Text: Chapter 1
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Carousel Brainstorm

Lesson 4Inferring about Character: Getting to Know Percy (Chapters 1 and 2)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entrance Ticket: Comprehension Quiz, Chapter 2: ‘Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death’  (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking the Learning Targets and Adding to Our “Things Close Readers Do” Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Guided Practice: Making Inferences about Characters, Revisiting Chapter 1 (10 minutes)

B.  Close Read of Pages 17-18: Percy Gets Expelled   (15 minutes

C.  Triad Discussion: Making Inferences (5 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: How Has the Author Helped Us Get To Know Percy So Far? (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Exit Ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 5Inferring about Character: Close Reading of The Lightning Thief (Chapter 3)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entrance Ticket: Comprehension Quiz, Chapter 3: “Grover Unexpectedly Loses His Pants” (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking the Learning Targets and Reviewing Our “Things Close Readers Do” Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Getting the Gist: Pages 38–40 (10 minutes)

B.  Rereading to Make Inferences about Percy: Choosing Important Details (15 minutes)

C.  Triad Discussion: Making Inferences (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Actions vs. Inner Thoughts (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  First draft read of Chapter 4 “My Mother Teaches Me Bullfighting”

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Exit Ticket: Actions vs. Inner Thoughts
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 6Vocabulary Strategies and Questions from the Text: Close Reading Part 2 of The Lightning Thief (Chapter 3, continued)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Checking Evidence Flags (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking the Learning Targets (5 minutes)  

2.  Work Time

A.  Vocabulary: Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning (15 minutes)

B.  Triad Discussions: Questions from the Text, Pages 38–40 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Back-to-Back and Face-to-Face (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread favorite section of The Lightning Thief and use Finding Words with Prefixes recording form

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Using Prefixes recording form
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face

Lesson 7Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Making Inferences about Percy

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Making Inferences about Percy (35 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Share: Three-Word Description and Silent Mingle  (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Catch up on reading, or reread favorite sections.

  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 8The Hero’s Journey, Part 1: What Is a Hero?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  QuickWrite: What Is a Hero? (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking the Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Close Read: “The Hero’s Journey” (Introduction and “Act 1: Separation”) (20 minutes)

B.  Writing with Evidence: Studying a Model Paragraph (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: How Has Your Idea of “Hero” Changed? (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  With the text “The Hero’s Journey,” add to recording form for Introduction and Act 1; do a first draft read of the rest of the text and take gist notes.

  • QuickWrite
  • Annotated text “The Hero’s Journey”
  • The Hero’s Journey recording form
  • Exit Ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 9Building Background Knowledge about the Hero’s Journey, Part 2: Acts 2 and 3 Plus Focusing on Key Vocabulary in “The Hero’s Journey”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets and Sharing Gist Notes (5 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Close Read: “The Hero’s Journey” Acts Two and Three (20 minutes)

B.  Vocabulary in “The Hero’s Journey” (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Making Connections between “The Hero’s Journey” and The Lightning Thief (5 minutes)

4.   Homework

A.  First draft reading of Chapter 5 in The Lightning Thief

  • “The Hero’s Journey” recording form (begun in Lesson 8)
  • Vocabulary in “The Hero’s Journey” recording form
  • Exit Ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 10Selecting Evidence and Partner Writing: Aligning “The Hero’s Journey” and The Lightning Thief (Chapter 5)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

B.  Connecting “The Hero’s Journey” and The Lightning Thief: Carousel of Quotes (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Independently Selecting Evidence in Informational Texts: Aligning Percy’s Experiences with the Hero’s Journey (15 minutes)

B.  Partner Writing: Using Evidence from Two Texts (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Reflecting on the Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  First draft read of Chapter 6: “I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom”

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Selecting Evidence recording form
  • Partner Writing paragraph
  • Carousel Brainstorm

Lesson 11Selecting Evidence: “The Hero’s Journey” and The Lightning Thief (Chapter 6)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Read-Aloud of Quote from Chapter 6 (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Close Read: Percy Explores Camp Half-Blood (15 minutes)

B.  Triad Collaboration to Choose Evidence: Connecting Percy’s Experience with “The Hero’s Journey” (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Reflecting on the Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  First draft read of Chapter 7, “My Dinner Goes Up in Smoke”

  • Text-Dependent Questions
  • Selecting Evidence graphic organizer
  • Exit Ticket: Reflecting on Learning Targets
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 12Writing with Evidence: Percy and the Hero’s Journey (Chapter 7)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Targets and Engaging the Reader: Favorite Lines of Chapter 7 (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Independent Writing: How Does Percy’s Experience Align with “The Hero’s Journey”? (25 minutes)

B.  Writing with Evidence: Peer Feedback (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Share (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  First draft read of Chapter 8, “We Capture a Flag”

  • Independent Writing paragraph
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 13End of Unit 1 Assessment: Drawing Evidence from Text: Written Analysis of How Percy’s Experiences Align with “The Hero’s Journey”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.    Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Back-to-Back/Face-to-Face (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.    Work Time

A.  End of Unit 1 Assessment (30 minutes)

3.    Closing and Assessment

A.  Share: “I use to … but now I …” (5 minutes)

4.    Homework
Read Chapter 9 of The Lightning Thief.

  • End of Unit 1 Assessment
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face

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