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ELA 2012 G6:M3A:U3

How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Affected the People of San Francisco

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 1Writing Interview Questions

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

B. Connecting the Ideas in Texts: Introducing a Poem (17 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A. Analyzing Eyewitness Accounts in the Model Newspaper Article (10 minutes)

B. Writing Interview Questions (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Read your independent reading book.

  • Exit Ticket: Interview Questions

Lesson 2Researching: Eyewitness Accounts, Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (4 minutes)

B. Connecting the Ideas in Texts: Introducing a Play (15 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A. Researching: Eyewitness Accounts (21 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Pair Share (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Continue to read your independent reading book.

  • Researching Eyewitness Accounts graphic organizer

Lesson 3Researching: Eyewitness Accounts, Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (4 minutes)

B. Connecting the Ideas in Texts: Introducing a Play (17 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A. Researching: Eyewitness Accounts (19 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Review End of Unit 2 Assessment Feedback (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Continue to read your independent reading book.

  • Researching Eyewitness Accounts graphic organizer

Lesson 4Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 1: Researching the Destruction Caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (4 minutes)

2. Work Time

A.Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1: Interpreting Resources (38 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Debrief (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading your independent reading book.

Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 1: Researching and Interpreting Information: Researching the Destruction Caused by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fires

 

Lesson 5Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 2: Explaining How New Information Connects to the Topic

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Target (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A.   Mid-Unit Assessment Part 2: Triad Discussion (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Debrief (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading your independent reading book.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Explaining How New Information Connects to the Topic

 

Lesson 6The Five W’s

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Determining the Who, What, Where, When, and Why (19 minutes)

B. Determining the Angle (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Update Anchor Chart (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading your independent reading book.

  • Five W’s web organizer

 

Lesson 7Analyzing the Features of a Newspaper Article

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Receive Feedback from Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Identifying the Features of a Newspaper Article (15 minutes)

C. Identifying Relevant Factual Information (17 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Update Anchor Chart (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading your independent reading book.

  • Annotated newspaper articles

Lesson 8Evaluating Eyewitness Accounts

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking the Learning Target (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Introducing the Newspaper Article Planning Graphic Organizer (20 minutes)

B. Evaluating Eyewitness Quotes (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Update Anchor Chart (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading your independent reading book.

  • Eyewitness account quotes recorded on the Newspaper Article Planning graphic organizer

Lesson 9Organizing Research: The Inverted Pyramid

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Writing the Lead (15 minutes)

B. Organizing Research (15 minutes)

C. Choosing a Visual Component (8 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Writing a Headline and Subheading (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Write a headline and subheading for your newspaper article on your Newspaper Article Planning graphic organizer. Remember that the headline and subheading should clearly show the angle of your newspaper article.

  • Information organized according to the inverted pyramid structure on the Newspaper Article Planning graphic organizer

Lesson 10End of Unit 3 Assessment: Drafting the Newspaper Article

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Partner Feedback: Headlines and Subheadings (3 minutes)

B. Unpacking Learning Targets (4 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Model: Drafting with Descriptive Word Choice (10 minutes)

B. Drafting Newspaper Article (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Debrief (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. If you haven’t already done so, finish your draft newspaper article.

B. Continue reading your independent reading book.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Draft newspaper article

Lesson 11Revising the Newspaper Article: Sentence Structure and Transitions

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Sentence Structure (18 minutes)

B. Mini Lesson: Transitions (17 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-Assessment against the Newspaper Article Rubric (8 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue to read your independent reading book.

  • Revised End of Unit 3 Assessment: Draft newspaper article
  • Self-assessment of the article on Row 3 of the Newspaper Article Rubric

Lesson 12Performance Task: Final Draft of the Newspaper Article

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reviewing Formative Feedback (10 minutes)

B.  Peer Critique: Stars and Steps (15 minutes)

C.  Writing Final Copy (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  None

  • Final draft of newspaper article

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