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ELA 2012 G6:M3B:U2

Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Flush

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 1Learning from the Narrator’s Point of View: Introducing Flush

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Introducing the Novel (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  First Read: Chapter 1 (15 minutes)

B.  Identifying Noah’s Point of View: Chapter 1 (10 minutes)

C.  Determining Author’s Techniques for Developing Point of View (5 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapter 1 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

  • Point of View anchor chart: Chapter 1

Lesson 2Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of the Coral Queen and Dusty Muleman

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapter 1 of Flush (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Rereading for Gist: Pages 7–9 (8 minutes)

B.  Analyzing Noah’s Point of View: Connotative and Figurative Language (13 minutes)

C.  Analyzing Author’s Craft: Point of View, Tone, and Meaning (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Analyzing Plot Development: Chapter 1 (6 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 2 and 3 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

  • Structured notes: Chapter 1 (from homework)
  • Gist annotated on sticky notes
  • Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 7–9
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face

Lesson 3Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Lice Peeking

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 2 and 3 of Flush (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Rereading Pages 17–19 for Unfamiliar Vocabulary (6 minutes)

B.  Analyzing Point of View, Figurative Language, and Tone: Pages 17–19 (15 minutes)

C.  Determining Author’s Techniques: Point of View, Tone, and Meaning (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Analyzing Plot Development in Chapters 2 and 3 (9 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 4 and 5 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record any new vocabulary words on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 2 and 3 (from homework)
  • Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 17–19

Lesson 4Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Florida

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 4 and 5 of Flush (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Rereading Pages 27–29 for Unfamiliar Vocabulary (6 minutes)

B.  Analyzing Point of View, Figurative Language, and Tone: Pages 27–29 (14 minutes)

C.  Determining Author’s Techniques: Point of View, Tone, and Meaning (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Chapters 4 and 5 Plot Development (8 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 6 and 7. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 4 and 5 (from homework)
  • Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer: pages 27–29
  • Exit Ticket: Chapters 4 and 5 plot development

Lesson 5Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Point of View and Plot Development in Flush

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 6 and 7 of Flush (7 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Mid-Unit 2 Assessment (33 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read the rest of Chapter 8. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record new vocabulary words on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 6 and 7 (from homework)
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Point of View, Figurative Language, and Plot Development in Flush
  • Flush Plot Development anchor chart

Lesson 6Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida: Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapter 8 of Flush (8 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading an Excerpt of “Five Creative Tips from Carl Hiaasen” for Gist (12 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: An Excerpt of “Five Creative Tips from Carl Hiaasen” (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Inferring Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 9 and 10 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record any new vocabulary on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapter 8 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective: Part 1 graphic organizer

Lesson 7Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida: Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 9 and 10 (8 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: “Florida ‘A Paradise of Scandals’” Excerpt 1 (8 minutes)

B.  Guided Close Reading and Answering Text-Dependent Questions: “Florida ‘A Paradise of Scandals’” Excerpt 1 (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Inferring Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida (7 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 11 and 12 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record any new vocabulary on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 9 and 10 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective: Part 2 graphic organizer
  • Inner Circle/Outer Circle (Concentric Circles)

Lesson 8Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida: Part 3

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 11 and 12 of Flush (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

C.  Feedback from Mid-Unit 2 Assessment (6 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading for Gist: “Florida ‘A Paradise of Scandals’” Excerpt 2 (8 minutes)

B.  Text-Dependent Questions: “Florida ‘A Paradise of Scandals’” Excerpt 2 (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Identifying Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida (8 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 13 and 14 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record any new vocabulary words on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 11 and 12 (from homework)
  • Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective: Part 3 graphic organizer

Lesson 9Finding Evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 13 and 14 of Flush (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Summarizing Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida (10 minutes)

B.  Identifying Evidence of Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapters 15 and 16 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record new vocabulary on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 13 and 14 (from homework)
  • Finding Evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush graphic organizer

Lesson 10Illustrating Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective of Florida in Flush

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapters 15 and 16 (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Illustrating a Scene from Flush (20 minutes)

B.  Whole Group Critique (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Revising Work (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Chapter 17 of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record any new vocabulary on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapters 15 and 16 (from homework)
  • Illustrating a Scene Showing Perspective
  • Inner Circle/Outer Circle (Concentric Circles)

Lesson 11End of Unit 2 Assessment: Finding Evidence of Carl Hiaasen’s Perspective in Flush and Illustrating Perspective

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Engaging the Reader: Chapter 17 of Flush (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  End of Unit 2 Assessment (30 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read to the end of Flush. As you read, mark the text with evidence flags to help you answer the focus question in your structured notes.

B.  Record new vocabulary on your word-catcher.

  • Structured notes: Chapter 17 (from homework)
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment

Lesson 12Analyzing Plot Development Across Flush

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Plot Development throughout the Novel (10 minutes)

B.  Reader’s Review (17 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Independent Reading Launch (15 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read your independent reading book.

  • Structured notes: end of Flush (from homework)
  • Reader’s Review of Flush

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