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ELA 2012 G7:M2A:U1

What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

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 Module 2A: Working Conditions—Then and Now

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task (5 minutes)

B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.    Work Time Gallery Walk (25 minutes)

A.  Introducing Working Conditions Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Modeling the Homework (5 minutes)

4.    Homework

A.  Sorting Statements about Working Conditions

  • Introduction to Module 2: Group Synthesis
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Gallery Walk

Lesson 2Launching Lyddie

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Settings in Lyddie (5 minutes)

B.  Introducing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.    Work Time

A.  Close Read: Chapter 1 of Lyddie (20 minutes)

B.  Guided Practice with Reader’s Notes (10 minutes)

3.    Closing and Assessment

A.  Reviewing Homework and Previewing Checking for Understanding Entry Task (5 minutes)

4.  Homework 

  • Lyddie Reader’s Notes, Chapter 1
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 3Modeling Entry Task, Reading Notes, and Reading Strategies for Lyddie

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (15 minutes)

2.    Work Time

A.  Setting Up Discussion Appointments (5 minutes)

B.  Guided Practice: Noticing When to Reread (20 minutes)

3.    Closing and Assessment

A.  Previewing Homework (5 minutes)

4.     Homework

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Admit and Exit Ticket
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 4Close Reading to Learn about Lyddie’s Character

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols
  1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud Chapter 6 of Lyddie (10 minutes)

B. Close Reading of Page 43 in Lyddie (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Fist to Five Self-Assessment (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read Chapter 7 of Lyddie and Complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 6 and 7.

  • Reader’s Notes
  • Chapter 6 of Lyddie Text Dependent Questions
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 5Analyzing Character: Who Is Lyddie?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Synthesizing Ideas About Lyddie’s Character: Acrostic Poem (20 minutes)

B. Building Background Knowledge: Watching a Clip from the Mill Times Video (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Aloud Chapter 8 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read Chapter 8 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapter 8.

  • Entry task
  • Reader’s Notes Chapters 1–7
  • Acrostic poem with textual evidence
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment
  • Give One-Get One-Move On

Lesson 6Introducing Working Conditions in the Mills

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding 
(10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Reading, Pages 62-66 in Lyddie 
(15 minutes)

B. Adding to Working Conditions Anchor Chart 
(15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reviewing Homework (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read Chapters 9 and 10 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 9 and 10.

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Working Conditions anchor chart—student version
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 7Analyzing Word Choice: Understanding Working Conditions in the Mills

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (10 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  Close Read of Pages 75 and 76 in Lyddie (25 minutes)

B.  Adding to Working Conditions Anchor Chart (8 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Read Chapter 11 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapter 11.

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Chapter 10 of Lyddie Text-Dependent Questions
  • Working Conditions anchor chart—student version
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 8Analyzing Textual Evidence: Working Conditions in the Mills

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Understanding Working Conditions in Lyddie: Textual Evidence Note-catcher (20 minutes)

B. Adding to Working Conditions Anchor Chart (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reviewing Homework (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read Chapters 11 and 12 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 11 and 12.

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Working Conditions in Lyddie: Textual Evidence note-catcher
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 9Mid-Unit Assessment about Working Conditions in the Mills

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (13 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (30 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Reviewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Read Chapter 14 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapter 14.

  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 10Framing Lyddie’s Decision and Practicing Evidence-Based Claims

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (9 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A. Close Read: Lyddie’s Decision (20 minutes)

B. Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Lyddie’s Decision (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4. Homework

A. Read Chapters 15-16 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 15 and 16.

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizers (two: one focusing on reasons to sign the petition and the other focusing on reasons not to sign the petition)
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 11Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (5 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Lyddie’s Decision (28 minutes)

B.  Generating Reasons For and Against Signing the Petition: Back-to-Back and Face-to-Face (10 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Read Chapter 17 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapter 17.

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizers
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Back-to-back and Face-to-Face
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 12Generating Reasons: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A. Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Lyddie’s Decision (10 minutes)

B. Generating Reasons For and Against Signing the Petition (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Turn and Talk: Connecting Reasons to Evidence Practice (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read Chapters 18-19 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 18 and 19. This is due in Lesson 14. 

  • Checking for Understanding, Chapter 17 entry task
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment
  • Turn and Talk

Lesson 13Writing an Argumentative Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading and Analyzing the Model Essay (15 minutes)

B. Discussing Essay Prompt (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Explain the Meaning of the Prompt: What Must You Do in This Essay? (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Reread the model essay and circle or highlight where the author acknowledges the opposing ideas to his/her claim.

B. Continue reading Chapters 18-19 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 18 and 19. This is due in Lesson 14.

  • Venn diagram
  • Exit ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 14Writing an Argumentative Essay: Crafting a Claim

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (10 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  Take a Stand: Weighing the Reasons (15 minutes)

B.  Making a Claim (15 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: My Claim (5 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Read Chapters 20-23 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 20, 21, 22, and 23. This is due in Lesson 19.

 

  • Checking for Understanding entry task
  • Exit ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Take a Stand

Lesson 15Writing an Argumentative Essay: Analyzing the Model Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing Evidence in the Model Essay (15 minutes)

B. Analyzing Structure in the Model Essay (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Continue reading Chapters 20-23 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 20, 21, 22, and 23. This is due in Lesson 19.

  • Analyzing Evidence in Model Essay handout
  • Analyzing Structure of the Model Essay handout
  • Exit ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Discussion Appointment

Lesson 16Writing an Argumentative Essay: Planning the Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Writing Improvement Tracker (10 minutes)

B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  Planning the Essay (30 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Reflecting on Essay Planning (3 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Finish your Lyddie essay planner, due next class.
Continue reading Chapters 20-23 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 20, 21, 22, and 23. This is due in Lesson 19.

  • Exit ticket
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 17Writing an Argumentative Essay: Peer Critique

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: Draft a Quote Sandwich (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Peer Critique Protocol (15 minutes)

B. Begin Essay Writing (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Debrief Learning Targets (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read chapters 20-23 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 20, 21, 22, and 23. This is due in Lesson 19. 

  • Essay plan
  • Entry Task
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 18End of Unit 1 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Argumentative Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Entry Task: (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Drafting the Essay (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Collect Essay Drafts (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Finish reading Chapters 20-23 of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 20, 21, 22, and 23. 

  • Essay draft
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 19World Café to Analyze the Characters in Lyddie

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (10 minutes)

B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  World Café (25 Minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket and Preview Homework (5 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Complete the Lyddie’s Character homework.

  • Reader’s Notes, Chapters 18-23
  • World Café charts
  • Admit and Exit Tickets
  • World Café

Lesson 20End of Unit 1 Assessment, Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.     Opening

A.  Review Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.     Work Time

A.  Mini Lesson: Addressing Common Errors (5 minutes)

B.  Return Draft Essays with Feedback (5 minutes)
Essay Revision (30 minutes)

3.     Closing and Assessment

A.  Previewing Unit 3 (2 minutes)

4.     Homework

A.  Finish the final draft of your essay to turn in at the start of the next lesson, along with your first draft, rubric, and planners.

  • Revised essay

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