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ELA 2012 G7:M4A:U1

Development of the Adolescent Brain

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 4A; This is Your Brain-Plugged In

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A.  Entry Task (8 minutes)

B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Gallery Walk (10 minutes)

B.  “Teens and Decision Making” (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Introducing the Neurologist’s Notebook (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read “The Teen Brain—It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet” and use the questions that are to the right of the text to help you synthesize your learning. Fill out neurologist’s notebook #1.

  • Notices and Wonders note-catcher

 

  • Gallery Walk

Lesson 2Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details: What’s Going on in the Teenage Brain?

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Thinking Logs (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Introducing the Brain Development Anchor Chart (10 minutes)

B.  Vocabulary in Action (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Adding to the Brain Development Anchor Chart (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read “What’s Going On in Your Brain?” by Linda Bernstein. Complete neurologist’s notebook #2.

 

  • Neurologist notebook #1 (from homework)
  • Thinking Logs

Lesson 3Comparing Text to Multimedia: Understanding How the Brain Changes

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Self-Assessment (5 minutes)

B.  Adding to Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Analyzing Main Idea in “Teens and Decision Making” (15 minutes)

B.  Comparing Text to an Interactive Version of Text (19 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

A.  Read the end of the article “What You Should Know about Your Brain.” Start at the section titled “The Limbic System: Your Emotional Core.” Complete neurologist’s notebook #4 only for the section “Dopamine: Feeling Good Makes You Learn.”

  • Neurologist’s notebook #2 (from homework)
  • Neurologist’s notebook #3
  • “The Child’s Developing Mind”: Comparing Text to Multimedia

Lesson 4Analyzing the Main Idea in Video: Understanding the Limbic System

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Thinking Log (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Analyzing Main Idea in Video (33 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Thinking Log (7 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Using your neurologist’s notebook as a resource, complete the Homework: Summarizing Main Idea and Supporting Details.

  • Thinking Logs

Lesson 5Mid-Unit Assessment: Development of the Young Brain

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Preliminary Viewing of Video (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Practicing with a Partner (15 minutes)

B.  Mid-Unit Assessment  (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  None

4.  Homework

A.  Complete the Homework: Summarize Your Learning. Also read Excerpt 1 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution.” Complete neurologist’s notebook #5.

 

  • Homework: Summarizing Main Idea and Supporting Details  (from Lesson 4)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment
  • Analyzing the Main Idea and Supporting Details: Partner Practice

Lesson 6Close Reading: Excerpt 2 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Book Frenzy (13 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Introducing the Digital Revolution (7 minutes)

B.  Excerpt 2: Text-Dependent Questions (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Adding to the Anchor Chart (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Catch up on any reading from the first part of this unit.

B.  Read your independent reading book.

 

  • Homework: Summarize Your Learning (from Lesson 5)
  • Excerpt 2 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution” text-dependent questions

Lesson 7Close Reading: Excerpt 3 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Analyzing the Evidence Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Close Reading of Excerpt 3 (18 minutes)

B.  Revisit Gallery Walk (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Thinking Log (7 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Read Homework: Excerpt 4 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution” and answer the questions.

B.  Continue to read your independent reading book.

  • Excerpt 3 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution” text-dependent questions
  • Thinking Logs

Lesson 8Close Reading: Excerpt 5 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Entry Task: Defining Vocabulary Words from Unit 1 (2 minutes)

B.  Sharing Unit I Vocabulary (6 minutes)

C.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Analyzing the Main Idea (7 Minutes)

B.  Excerpt 5: Text-Dependent Questions (18 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Thinking Logs (4 minutes)

B.  Adding to the Brain Development Anchor Chart (6 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Continue reading your independent reading book.

  • Homework: Excerpt 4 of “The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution”
  • Excerpt 4 text-dependent questions
  • Thinking Logs
  • Quiz-Quiz-Trade

Lesson 9Analyzing Main Ideas and Supporting Details: “Growing Up Digital”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Listening for Gist: “Growing Up Digital” (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reading Closely: “Growing Up Digital” (15 minutes)

B.  Analyzing the Main Idea: “Growing Up Digital” (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  “Attention Economy,” “Growing Up Digital,” and End Reflection (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Continue reading your independent reading book and study for the end of unit assessment in the next lesson. Be sure to bring your independent reading book to class.

 

  • Text-Dependent Questions: “Growing Up Digital”
  • Reflection Grid

Lesson 10End of Unit Assessment: Analyzing an Informational Text

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Reviewing the Learning Targets (3 minutes)

B.  Introducing the End of Unit 1 Assessment (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  End of Unit 1 Assessment (35 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Thinking Log (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Complete the Independent Reading Check-in.

  • End of Unit 1 Assessment

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