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ELA 2012 G6:M3B:U1

Author’s Point of View and Idea Development in World without Fish

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 1Introducing World Without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Introducing the Text: World without Fish (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: Pages x–xii (15 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages x–xii (18 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Main Ideas (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of the introduction you read today (pages x to xii). Use evidence flags to gather evidence as you read and answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Sticky notes for gist
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages x–xii

Lesson 2Introduction: The Ideas of Charles Darwin

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Excerpt 1 (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: Pages xii–xvii (14 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages xii–xvii (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Link to Text Features (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of the Introduction you read today (pages xii–xvii). Use evidence flags to gather evidence as you read to answer this focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for pages x–xii (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages xii–xvii
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face

Lesson 3Introducing the Struggle for Survival in the Introduction of World Without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Excerpt 2 of the Introduction (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: Pages xx–xxiii (15 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages xx–xxiii (16 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Discussion: Analyzing the Introduction (6 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of the Introduction that you read in class today.

B.  Read “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 1” (the graphic novel) at the end of the Introduction of World without Fish. Answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for pages xii–xvii (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages xx–xxiii
  • Gallery Walk. Concentric Circles

Lesson 4Tracing the Idea of Fish Depletion: Chapter 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Graphic Novel Part 1 (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: Pages 1–8 (12 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 1–8 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Analyzing a Chart Showing Biodiversity and Tracing the Development of an Idea (12 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of Chapter 1 that you read in class today.

B.  Read “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 2” (the graphic novel) at the end of Chapter 1. Answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 1” (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 1–8
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face

Lesson 5Tracing the Idea of Fish Depletion: Chapter 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Graphic Novel Part 2 (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: Pages 28–33 (16 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 28–33 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Tracing the Development of an Idea (6 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of Chapter 2 that you read in class today.

B.  Read “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 3” (the graphic novel) at the end of Chapter 2. Answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 2” (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 28–33

Lesson 6Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Idea Development in Chapter 3 of World without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Graphic Novel Part 3 (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (33 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of Chapter 3 that you read in class today.

B.  Read “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 4” (the graphic novel) at the end of Chapter 3. Answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 3” (from homework)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Idea Development in Chapter 3 of World without Fish 

Lesson 7Reading for Gist and Answering Text-Dependent Questions: Chapter 4 of World without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Graphic Novel Part 4 (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Finding the Gist: Pages 52–61 (17 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 52–61 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Tracing the Development of an Idea (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of Chapter 4 that you read in class today. Use evidence flags to help you gather evidence to answer this focus question on your structured notes:

*   “What does Mark Kurlansky think about Thomas Henry Huxley’s ideas and the things he did in the late 19th century? Does he agree with him? Does he disagree with him? How do you know?”

  • Structured notes for “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 4” (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 52–61

Lesson 8Analyzing Author’s Point of View: Chapter 4 of World without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Feedback from Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (4 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (4 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Think-Aloud: Analyzing Kurlansky’s Point of View of Thomas Henry Huxley (10 minutes)

B.  Triad Work: Analyzing Kurlansky’s Point of View of Thomas Henry Huxley (17 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Partner and Whole Group Share (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 5” (the graphic novel) at the end of Chapter 4. Answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for pages 52–61 (from homework)
  • Author’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 52–61
  • Analyzing Author’s Point of View anchor chart

Lesson 9Reading for Gist and Answering Text-Dependent Questions: Chapter 5 of World without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Graphic Novel Part 5 (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Finding the Gist: Pages 63–69 (17 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 63–69 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Tracing the Development of an Idea (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the excerpt of Chapter 5 that you read in class today (pages 63–69). Use evidence flags to help you gather evidence to answer this focus question on your structured notes:

*  “What does Mark Kurlansky think about fishermen around the world? How do you know?”

  • Structured notes for “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 5” (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Pages 63–69

Lesson 10Analyzing Author’s Point of View: Chapter 5 of World without Fish

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Analyzing Kurlansky’s Point of View of Fishermen (30 minutes)

B.  Triad and Whole Group Critique (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Self-Assessment (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 6” (the graphic novel) at the end of Chapter 5. Answer the focus question on your structured notes.

  • Structured notes for pages 63–69 (from homework)
  • Author’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 63–69

Lesson 11End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Author’s Point of View and How it is Conveyed

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Graphic Novel Part 6 (6 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  End of Unit 1 Assessment (32 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Tracing the Development of an Idea (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  None.

  • Structured notes for “The Story of Kram and Ailat: Part 6” (from homework)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Author’s Point of View and How it is Conveyed in Chapter 5 of World without Fish

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