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ELA 2012 G6:M2B:U3

Modern Voices of Adversity

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 1Comparing and Contrasting: Seeing and Hearing Different Genres

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Modern Voices Discussion of “My Sister Is Crazy” (7 minutes)

B. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Seeing and Hearing the Poem “Angels” (12 minutes)

B. Compare and Contrast “Bad Hair Day” and News Article (14 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Compare and Contrast “Taggot” and a Song (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently to meet your goal. Complete the Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

B. Read “Jack, the Half-Wit” in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! and “Kyle’s Story,” a news article. Complete Comparing and Contrasting Genres graphic organizer. 

  • Modern Voices graphic organizer for “My Sister is Crazy” (from homework)
  • Venn Diagram: Comparing and Contrasting “Angels” and Audio Version
  • Comparing/Contrasting Genres graphic organizer for “Bad Hair Day” and news article
  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes

Lesson 2Analyzing, Comparing, Sharing: Modern Voices

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

B. Compare and Contrast: “Jack, the Half-Wit” and “Kyle’s Story” (7 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing “The Thank-You Letter” and Engaging in Discussion (15 minutes)

B. Analyzing “The Wall” and Engaging in Discussion (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. “How I Taught My Cat to Love Poetry”: Turn and Talk (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently to meet your goal. Complete the Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

  • Comparing Genres graphic organizer for “Jack, the Half-Wit” and “Kyle’s Story” (from homework)
  • Modern Voices graphic organizer for “The Thank-You Letter”
  • “I Think … What Do You Think?” scavenger hunt to identify theme and evidence, infer, and discuss
  • Self-assessment using speaking and listening criteria
  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes

Lesson 3Seeing, Hearing, and Comparing Genres: A Poem and a Letter

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Comparing “The Thank-You Letter” with Its Audio Version (10 minutes)

B. Preparing for Small Group Discussion (18 minutes)

C. Discussing, Comparing, and Contrasting a Poem and a Letter (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-assess My Speaking and Listening (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Prepare for the mid-unit assessment. 

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes (from homework)
  • Venn Diagram: Comparing and Contrasting: “The Thank-You Letter” and Audio Version
  • Comparing/Contrasting Genres graphic organizer
  • Speaking and Listening Criteria Discussion Tracker

Lesson 4Mid-Unit Assessment: Small Group Discussion: How Do Modern Poems Portray Modern Adversities?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 1: Comparing the Listening and Reading Experience of “Skateboard” (10 minutes)

B. Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 2: Comparing Themes in the Poem “Skateboard” and a News Article (10 minutes)

C. Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 3: Small Group Discussion (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-assessment (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently to meet your goal. Complete the Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (graphic organizers and discussion component)
  • Speaking and Listening Criteria: Class Discussion Tracker

Lesson 5Introduction: Writing a Narrative of Adversity

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Independent Reading Discussion (5 minutes)

B. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Introducing Narrative of Adversity and Performance Task (20 minutes)

B. Selecting a Theme and Partner Feedback (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Narrative of Adversity Plan Part I (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently for your goal. Complete the Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes (from homework)
  • Narrative of Adversity Structure and Content
  • Exit Ticket: Narrative of Adversity Plan Part I

Lesson 6Writing and Sharing: A Narrative of Adversity Plan

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing the Event in the Monologue and Concrete Poem Models (17 minutes)

B. Drafting a Narrative Plan (15 minutes)

C. Independent Writing: Drafting the Experience of the Narrative (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Sharing the Experience and Partner Feedback (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently for your goal. Complete the Reading Tracking and Reviewer’s Notes.

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes (from homework)
  • Narrative of Adversity Plan Part II graphic organizer

Lesson 7End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Experience of Event of the Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Setting the Tone (15 minutes)

B. End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Experience or Event (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-assessment: Narrative Criteria Checklist (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently for your goal.

B. Complete your Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes. Finish narrative draft if needed.

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes (from homework)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Giving Voice to Adversity: Drafting a Modern Narrative of Adversity (body paragraphs)
  • Self-assessment: Narrative of Adversity checklist

Lesson 8End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Drafting Introduction and Conclusion of a Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Establishing Context: Observing and Writing (10 minutes)

B. Studying the Model and Drafting an Introduction (15 minutes)

C. Studying the Model and Drafting a Conclusion (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-assessment against the Narrative of Adversity Criteria Checklist (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently for your goal.

B. Complete your Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

C. Finish your narrative draft if needed.

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes (from homework)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Giving Voice to Adversity: Drafting a Modern Narrative of Adversity (introduction and conclusion)
  • Self-assessment against the Narrative of Adversity Criteria checklist

Lesson 9Writing the Final Narrative: Monologue or Concrete Poem

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Common Errors and Revisions (5 minutes)

B. Writing the Final Narrative (23 minutes)

C. Preparing for the Performance Task (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Performance Practice with Partner (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently for your goal.

B. Complete your Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

C. Practice your narrative performance.

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes
  • Writing of narrative monologue
  • Writing of concrete poem
  • Performance task practice

Lesson 10Performance Task: Performing a Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Preparing to Perform My Narrative (5 minutes)

B. Performance Task: Performing My Narrative for an Audience (33 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-assessment (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read independently for your goal. Complete your Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes.

  • Reading Tracker and Reviewer’s Notes
  • Final drafts of narratives
  • Performance of narrative monologues
  • Performance of concrete poems
  • Narrative Rubric: Self-assessment

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