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ELA 2012 G7:M1:U3

Culminating Project: Voices from Southern Sudan

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 1Analyzing Point of View in A Long Walk to Water

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A. Entry Task: Reviewing Juxtaposition (10 minutes) 

2.  Work Time 

A. Juxtaposition: Modeling and Guided Practice (15 minutes)

B. Juxtaposition: Partner Practice and Debrief (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Turn and Talk (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Continue with independent reading.

  • Students’ final drafts of their End of Unit 2 Assessment (A Long Walk to Water essay)
  • Exit ticket
  • Admit and Exit Ticket

Lesson 2Mid-Unit 3 Assessment and Planning the Two-Voice Poem

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A. Entry Task: Preparing for Assessment (5 minutes) 

2.  Work Time 

A. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (20 minutes)

B. Preparing to Write Two-Voice Poem ( 10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: What Is the Theme You Will Try to Convey in Your Poem? (10 minutes) 

4. Homework 

A. Find a book that has a map in it. You can look in our classroom library, the school library, your local library, or at home. Examine the map closely. Does it have a key? What are some of the physical features that are shown on the map?  

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment
  • Admit and Exit Ticket

Lesson 3Examining a Model Two-Voice Poem and Planning a Two-Voice Poem

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening 

A. Review Model Poem and Learning Targets (10 minutes)

2. Work Time  

A. Citations in the Two-Voice Poem (5 minutes) 

B. Analyzing the Model Poem (15 minutes) 

C. Planning the Two-Voice Poem (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Citing Your Sources (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Finish poem planner and Works Cited list.

  • Exit Ticket
  • Admit and Exit Ticket

Lesson 4Peer Critique: Use of Evidence in the Two-Voice Poem

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening 

A. Review Learning Targets Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time 

A. Set Expectations for Peer Critique (5 minutes) 

B. Peer Critique Protocol (20 minutes)

C. Incorporating Peer Feedback to Revise Two-Voice Poem (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment 

A. Revisit Learning Targets (3 minutes)

B. Reminder about End of Unit Assessment (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Revise Two-Voice Poem

  • Two-voice poem drafts
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 5End of Unit 3 Assessment: Using Strong Evidence

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening 

A. Entry Task: Preparing for End of Unit 3 Assessment (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time 

A. End of Unit 3 Assessment (20 minutes)

B. Conventions in the Two-Voice Poem (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A. Review Learning Targets (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A. Revise two-voice poem for conventions. Publish final draft of two-voice poem (type it or nicely rewrite it). Bring all two-voice poem work to turn in (Gathering Evidence graphic organizer, poem planner, final draft of the poem). 

B. Practice reading your poem aloud before you come back to class. Reading it to your family would be a great way to share your work with them.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment
  • Admit and Exit Ticket

Lesson 6Performance Task: Two-Voice Poem Readings

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening 

A. Review Learning Targets Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time 

A. Two-Voice Poetry Readings (25 minutes)

B. Celebration (5 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment 

A. Module Reflection and Collect Final Poems (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

  • Two-voice poems

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