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ELA 2012 G7:M3:U3

Writing a Narrative Based on an Event from the Life of Frederick Douglass

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 the Performance Task: The Children’s Book

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Introducing the Children’s Book (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Distinguishing Narrative from Summary (15 minutes)

B.  Introducing the Narrative Writer’s Toolbox (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Sentence Practice (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Independent reading check-in: Complete a narrative arc diagram for an episode in your novel. This should be a basic summary—not a narrative. 

Lesson 2Discussing and Identifying Themes: What Makes a Good Children’s Book?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Summing It Up (15 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Children’s Book Scavenger Hunt (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Sentence Practice (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Reread the episode you want to turn into a children’s book. As you read, underline sentences that you think you could borrow to help you develop character, add sensory details, create dialogue, include strong verbs, and craft the thematic statement.

  • Children’s Book Scavenger Hunt

Lesson 3Preparing for the Mid-Unit Assessment: Planning the Children’s Book

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Preparing for the Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1 (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Tell a Friend (12 minutes)

B.  Writing My Children’s Book Plan (23 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Planning for the Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1 (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  To help you prepare for the sentence-level questions on the mid-unit assessment, complete the Sentence Practice homework. This will be due in Lesson 5. Read your independent reading book.

  • My Children’s Book Plan

Lesson 4Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1: Writer’s Roundtable

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Writer’s Roundtable: Fishbowl (20 minutes)

B.  Writer’s Roundtable: Whole Class (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Writer’s Roundtable: Self-Assessment (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read your independent reading book. Finish the Sentence Practice homework from Lesson 3.

 

  • Mid Unit 3 Assessment Part 1: Writer’s Roundtable: Whole Class Discussion Tracker
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 1:Writer’s Roundtable: Self-Assessment

Lesson 5Mid-Unit Assessment Part 2: Beginning the Writer’s Workshop

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: I Heart Revisions (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Mid-Unit Assessment Part 2 (10 minutes)

B.  Sharpening Your Tools, Part 1: Show-not-Tell and Sensory Details (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Beginning Your Storyboards (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read your independent reading book. You will need to have three completed storyboards for peer review by the second half of class tomorrow. If you think you’ll need more than the 15 minutes you’ll have tomorrow, do one storyboard tonight for homework.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Part 2

Lesson 6Writing the Children’s Book: Day One

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Sharpening Your Tools, Part 2 (15 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Working on Storyboards (15 minutes)

B.  Peer Reviewing Storyboards (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Thinking through Revisions (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Finish the first draft of all of your pages. There will be an independent reading check-in tomorrow. Please bring your book.

  • Children’s Book Storyboards
  • Praise, Question, Suggestion

Lesson 7Writing the Children’s Book: Day Two

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Independent Reading Check-in (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Sharpening Your Tools, Part 3: Dialogue and Figurative Language (10 minutes)

B.  Working on Storyboards (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Turn and Talk (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Work on your storyboards. You should have a first draft of all your pages done by now. You will have 25 minutes in the next lesson to work on second drafts. The second draft for all of your pages will be due in Lesson 9. You also have an independent reading assessment in Lesson 9.

  • Independent reading check-in

Lesson 8Writing the Children’s Book: Day Three

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Looking at the Rubric (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Working on the Second Draft (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Thinking about Illustrations (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Finish your independent reading book and bring it to class tomorrow. You will use it on the independent reading final assessment. You will also turn in all of your storyboards tomorrow. You should have a second draft completed for each of the pages of your children’s book. If you do not, finish them tonight.

  • Children’s Book Storyboards

Lesson 9End of Unit Assessment and Independent Reading Review

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Using Commas with Adjectives (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Writing a Book Review (25 minutes)

B.  Illustrating Your Book (12 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Handing in Storyboards for End of Unit Assessment (3 minute)

4.  Homework

A.  Work on illustrating your children’s book. You will write the final draft of the text in the next lesson, but you may work on your art at home.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Second draft of Storyboards for the Children’s Book
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Self Assessment of My Draft Storyboard
  • Independent reading assessment

Lesson 10The Performance Task: The Children’s Book Final Draft

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: My Final Revisions (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Writing the Final Version of the Children’s Book (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Writing the Author’s Note (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Finish your children’s book. The final, illustrated draft will be due­­ ________.

  • Performance task: children’s book—final draft
  • Author’s note

Lesson 11Coda: What Gives This Story Power? Re-examining Powerful Stories

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reintroducing Powerful Stories Anchor Chart (7 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud a Powerful Story: Turning the Page (20 minutes)

B. Analyzing Turning the Page (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Comparing Versions of the Same Story (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Independent reading.

  • Analyzing a Powerful Story: Turning the Page

Lesson 12Coda: What Gives My Story Power? Celebrating Student Work

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Return Children’s Books (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Silent Gallery Walk (20 minutes)

B. Celebrations (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Closing Reflections (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Independent reading.

  • Closing Reflection

Lesson 13G7:M3:U3 Alternate Materials

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

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