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ELA 2012 G7:M4B:U2

Research Study: Industrial and Agricultural Water Management

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 1Contrasting Evidence: “Water Is Life” and The Big Thirst

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Entry Task: Defining Contrast and Reviewing Learning Targets (4 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Introducing/Reviewing Venn Diagram and Common Claim (1 minute)

     B. Contrasting Tracing the Argument Note-catcher (Kingsolver) with Tracing the Argument Note-catcher (Fishman) Using Venn Diagram (8 minutes)

     C. Analyzing Evidence on the Venn Diagram and Reflection Questions (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Thinking Log, Read-aloud, and Reviewing Learning Targets (12  minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Read pages 20, 21, and 24 of The Big Thirst and answer the Reader’s Notes.

  • Tracing the Argument note-catcher (Kingsolver) (from Unit 1, Lesson 10)
  • Tracing the Argument note-catcher (Fishman) (from Unit 1, Lesson 8)
  • Venn diagram and Venn diagram reflection questions

Lesson 2Analyzing Interaction: Categories of Water Management in The Big Thirst

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Recording Vocabulary and Collecting Homework (6 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Example Sort and Jigsaw Part I: Managements of Water (6 minutes)

     B.  Mini Lesson: Credible Sources (5 minutes)

     C.  Close Read: Excerpts of The Big Thirst, Pages 20, 21, and 24 (15 minutes)

     D.  Jigsaw Part II: Sharing Knowledge (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Read-aloud; Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Read pages 123–125 of The Big Thirst and complete the Reader’s Notes.

  • Reader’s Notes for pages 20, 21, and 24 of The Big Thirst (from homework)
  • Excerpts from The Big Thirst Pages 20, 21, and 24 Text-Dependent Questions
  • Thinking Log

Lesson 3Finding Relevant Information and Asking Research Questions: The Big Thirst

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task: What Is a Consequence? (7 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Introducing the Overarching Research Question; Reviewing the Researcher’s Roadmap and Notebook (10 minutes)

     B.  Adding and Sharing Information: Pages 123–125 of The Big Thirst (10 minutes)

     C.  Supporting Research Questions (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Read-aloud; Turn and Talk; Reviewing Learning Targets (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Read pages 127–130 of The Big Thirst and complete Section III: Research Notes on Text in your researcher’s notebook.

  • Reader’s Notes for pages 123–125 of The Big Thirst (from homework)
  • Researcher’s notebook 

Lesson 4Paraphrasing and Evaluating Sources: Pages 112–116 of The Big Thirst

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Dictionary Definitions (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A. Review: How to Paraphrase (5 minutes)

     B. Read-Aloud of Pages 112–116 of The Big Thirst with Text-Dependent Questions (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: Practicing Paraphrasing (4 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Reread pages 112–116 and fill out your Researcher’s Notebook.

  • Pages 112–116 of The Big Thirst Text-Dependent Questions
  • Exit Ticket: Practicing Paraphrasing

Lesson 5Contrasting Authors’ Use of Evidence: Bottled Water

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Thinking Log (3 minutes)

     B.  Researcher’s Notebook: Questions and Answers (5 minutes)

     C.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time 

     A.  Contrasting Authors’ Use of Evidence (10 minutes)

     B.  Read-aloud of Pages 183–186 of The Big Thirst with Text-Dependent Questions (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Reviewing Domain-Specific Vocabulary Anchor Chart (1 minute)

4. Homework

     A.  Reread pages 183–186 and fill out your researcher’s notebook under Text Selection 4.

  • Thinking Log
  • Pages 183–186 of The Big Thirst Text-Dependent Questions Researcher’s notebook

Lesson 6Using Effective Search Terms: Researching Water Management

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A.  Thinking Log (4 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time 

     A. Read-aloud of Pages 186–187 of The Big Thirst with Text-Dependent Questions (20 minutes)

     B. Using Search Terms Effectively (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: Search Terms (4 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Reread pages 186–187 of The Big Thirst and fill out your researcher’s notebook under Text Selection 5.

  • Thinking Log
  • Pages 186–187 of The Big Thirst Text-Dependent Questions Researcher’s Notebook
  • Exit ticket: Search Terms

Lesson 7Gathering Information about Water Management: Assessing and Reading Internet Sources, Day 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Launch Independent Reading: Book Frenzy (10 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A.  Preparing for Internet Research (5 minutes)

     B.  Internet Research (25 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A.  Turn and Talk: Challenges of Online Research (2 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A. Continue reading your independent reading book for this module.

  • Researcher’s notebook

Lesson 8Gathering Information about Water Management: Assessing and Reading Internet Sources, Day 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Vocabulary Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Setting Purpose for Research (5 minutes)

     B.  Internet Research (30 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: Next Steps (2 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue reading your independent reading book for this module.

  • Researcher’s notebook
  • Assessing Sources document
  • Exit Ticket: Next Steps

Lesson 9Gathering Information about Water Management: Assessing and Reading Internet Sources, Day 3

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Comparing and Contrasting Authors’ Use of Evidence (15 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Internet Research (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment 

     A.  Read-aloud of Pages 203–205 of The Big Thirst (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

      A.  Read pages 203–205 and complete Reader’s Notes for pages 203–205 of The Big Thirst.

  • Researcher’s notebook

Lesson 10Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Research Task: Comparing and Contrasting Texts

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task (15 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 2 Assessment (28 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Collect Assessments (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue reading your independent reading for this module.

  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment

Lesson 11Forming a Research-Based Claim: Cascading Consequences Charts

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Introducing Essay Prompt; Reviewing Learning Target (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Modeling Creating a Cascading Consequences Chart for Industrial Management of Water (10 minutes)

     B.  Cascading Consequences Chart for Industrial Management of Water (10 minutes)

     C.  Partner Work to Add to the Cascading Consequences Chart (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Debrief (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Complete a Cascading Consequences chart for the agricultural management of water. Continue reading your independent reading book for this module.

  • Researcher’s notebook
  • Cascading Consequences chart for industrial management of water

Lesson 12Forming a Research-Based Claim: Stakeholder Chart on Better Industrial Water Management

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Sharing Cascading Consequences Chart for Agricultural Management of Water from Homework; Reviewing Learning Target; Introducing Stakeholder Chart (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Mini Lesson: Modeling Creating a Stakeholder Chart for Industrial Management of Water (10 minutes)

     B. Guided Practice: Creating the Stakeholder Chart for Industrial Management of Water (1o minutes)

     C. Application: Partner Work to Add to the Stakeholder  Chart  of the Industrial Management of Water Chart (10 minutes)

3.  Closing

     A. Debrief (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.   Finish the industrial Stakeholder chart

     B.  Complete independent reading.

  • I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (W.7.1)
  • I can select evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (W.7.9)
  • Cascading Consequences chart: agricultural management of water (from homework)
  • Cascading Consequences chart: industrial management of water
  • Stakeholder chart: industrial management of water
  • Researcher’s notebooks

Lesson 13Forming a Research-Based Claim: Stakeholder Chart on Better Agricultural Water Management

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Sharing Stakeholder Charts for Industrial Management of Water from Homework; Reviewing Learning Targets (7 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Creating Stakeholder Chart for Agricultural Management of Water (15 minutes)

     B. Position Power-Talk: World Cafe (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Prepare the graphic organizer for the agriculture/industry Fishbowl discussion in the next lesson.

  • Stakeholder chart for industrial management of water (from homework)
  • Stakeholder chart for agricultural management of water
  • Industrial/Agricultural Fishbowl graphic organizer
  • World Café

Lesson 14End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1A: Fishbowl on Better Use of Water in Agriculture

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Ticket to Enter (8 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Teacher Models Fishbowl Speaking Techniques (3 minutes)

     B. End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1A: Fishbowl (15 minutes)

     C. Stakeholder Charts and Reflection (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Checking In on Independent Reading (12 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Read your independent reading book.

  • Ticket to Enter
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1A: Fishbowl
  • Fishbowl

Lesson 15End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1B: Fishbowl on Better Use of Water in Industry

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Reflection on Fishbowl (4 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.Work Time

     A. End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1B: Fishbowl (15 minutes)

     B. Stakeholder Charts (5 minutes)

     C. Choose a Position (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Thinking Log and Share Out (5 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Fill out your Decision Statement graphic organizer in preparation for your presentation.

  • End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1 B: Fishbowl
  • Thinking Log
  • Fishbowl

Lesson 16Using Multimedia in Presentations: Presenting Claims

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task (6 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Creating Visual Displays (25 minutes)

     B.  Practicing for End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2   (12 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Complete your visual display and practice your presentation.

     B.  Continue reading your independent reading book for this module.

  • Visual display

Lesson 17End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2: Presenting a Claim

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 2 Assessment: Part 2: Presenting a Claim (35 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue reading your independent reading book for this module.

  • Visual display
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2
  • Exit ticket

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