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ELA 2012 G6:M2B:U1

Adversities in Medieval Times

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 1Launching the Module: Quotes about the Middle Ages

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading Quotes (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

    A. Four Corners: Analyzing “In This Time” Quotes (15 minutes)

      B. Closer Look at Vocabulary: “In This Time” Quotes (10 minutes)

        C. Framing the Module: What Do We Know? What Do We Wonder? (10 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Exit Ticket: 3-2-1 (5 minutes)

        4. Homework

         A. None.

        • Exit Ticket: 3-2-1
        • Four Corners

        Lesson 2Reading for Gist: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 1

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Reading for Gist (15 minutes)

        B. Digging Deeper into the Text: Determining the Meaning of Words and Phrases 
        (20 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Identifying Adversity (8 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. QuickWrite: Reread “Middle Ages” Excerpt 1 and answer the focus question.

        • Digging Deeper into the Text: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 1

        Lesson 3Writing a Summary: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 1

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Engaging the Reader: Homework QuickWrite (7 minutes)

        B. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Introducing Summary Writing Graphic Organizer (20 minutes)

        B. Writing a Summary (10 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Sharing Summaries (6 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Reread “Middle Ages” Excerpt 1. Answer this question on your Homework: Research Ideas handout. 

        • QuickWrite 1 (from homework)
        • Summary Writing graphic organizer for Excerpt 1 of “Middle Ages”
        • Written summary of Excerpt 1 of “Middle Ages” 

        Lesson 4Reading for Gist: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 2

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Reading for Gist (15 minutes)

        B. Digging Deeper into the Text: Determining the Meaning of Words and Phrases 
        (20 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Identifying Adversity (8 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. QuickWrite 2: Reread “Middle Ages” Excerpt 2 and answer this focus question:

        B. “The second paragraph states, ‘As private wars became less frequent, trade became easier.’ How does this sentence move the excerpt into describing life in the towns?”

        • Digging Deeper into the Text: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 2

        Lesson 5Writing a Summary: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 2

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Engaging the Reader: Homework QuickWrite (7 minutes)

        B. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Completing Summary Writing Graphic Organizer (13 minutes)

        B. Writing a Summary (13 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Exit Ticket: A Focus Research Group (10 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Familiarize yourself with the researcher’s notebook. Look at what you are going to need to fill in as you do your research, but do not fill anything in.

        • QuickWrite 2 (from homework)
        • Summary Writing graphic organizer for Excerpt 2 of “Middle Ages” (from Lesson 3)
        • Written summary of Excerpt 2 of “Middle Ages”
        • Exit Ticket: A Focus Research Group

        Lesson 6Expert Groups: Research 1

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        B. Introducing Researcher’s Notebook (5 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Introducing Expert Groups and Creating Group Norms (8 minutes)

        B. Jigsaw Part 1: Research (20 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Jigsaw Part 2: Sharing Research with Expert Groups (10 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Finish completing your researcher’s notebook for the texts you have read in this lesson.

        Researcher’s notebook

        Lesson 7Expert Groups: Research 2

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Jigsaw Part 1: Research (25 minutes)

        B. Jigsaw Part 2: Sharing Research with Expert Groups (10 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Finishing Researcher’s Notebook (8 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Finish completing your researcher’s notebook.

        B. Read the three assessment research texts in preparation for the next lesson.

        • Researcher’s notebook

        Lesson 8Mid-Unit Assessment: Research

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Research (40 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Debrief (3 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. None.

        • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Research 

        Lesson 9Writing to Inform: Analyzing a Model Using A Rubric

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

        B. Unpacking the Prompt and Reviewing the Rubric (10 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Reading the Model Essay for Gist (15 minutes)

        B. Analyzing the Content of the Model Essay Using the Rubric (12 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Whole Group Share (5 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Look at the information you have collected in your researcher’s notebook. Which three adversities do you think would like to focus your essay on? Why?

        • Gist annotations on the model essay
        • Assessing the Model Essay

        Lesson 10Evaluating Evidence: Adversities Faces in the Middle Ages

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Evaluating Research to Choose the Most Relevant Evidence (20 minutes)

        B. Sharing Chosen Evidence (7 minutes)

        C. Modeling the Quote Sandwich (8 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Working on Quote Sandwich (7 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Complete the three graphic organizers, one for each adversity you have chosen to focus on in your essay.

        • Homework: Three Adversities (from Lesson 9)
        • Quote sandwiches for each body paragraph

        Lesson 11Drafting Body Paragraphs

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Language Mini Lesson: Formal Style (15 minutes)

        B. Drafting Body Paragraphs (22 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Partner Share: One Body Paragraph (5 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Finish writing the three body paragraphs of your essay.

        • Quote Sandwich graphic organizers (from homework)
        • Three draft body paragraphs

        Lesson 12Drafting Introduction and Conclusion

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1.  Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Studying the Model and Drafting an Introductory Paragraph(15 minutes)

        B. Studying the Model and Drafting a Concluding Paragraph (15 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Writing a Works Cited List (12 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. Finish writing the Introductory and concluding paragraphs on your essay.

        • Draft of introductory and concluding paragraphs

        Lesson 13End of Unit Assessment: Final Essay

        Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

        1. Opening

        A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

        2. Work Time

        A. Mini Lesson: Reviewing Transitions (5 minutes)

        B. Peer Critique of Introducing and Concluding Paragraphs (10 minutes)

        3. Closing and Assessment

        A. Writing Final Essay (22 minutes)

        4. Homework

        A. If you didn’t finish writing your final essay, do so for homework. Be prepared to return it at the beginning of the next lesson.

        • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Revised Writing about Medieval Times 

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