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ELA 2012 G8:M3B:U3

Bringing the Journey to Life

Lesson 1Analyzing a Central Idea: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer: Language Techniques (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing the Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Analyzing the Journey: “This Little Light of Mine” (29 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: Verbals (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue independent reading book.

  • A Mighty Long Way Structured Notes, Chapter 17, Pages 265–274 (from homework)
  • Verbals handout
  • Exit ticket: Verbals 
  • Jigsaw

Lesson 2Launching the Performance Task

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening
     A. Engaging the Writer: Language Techniques (10 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A. Launching the Performance Task and Generating Criteria from the Model (10 minutes)
     B. Analyzing and Selecting Photographs (20 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment
     A. Sharing a Photograph Selection (5 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A. Finish selecting the three photographs you are going to use in the Performance Task and filling out the Photograph and Song Choice note-catcher with your choice of photographs. You will not work on song choice until Lesson 4.
 

  • Photograph and Song Choice note-catcher

Lesson 3Mid-Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A. Reviewing the Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques (25 minutes)

     B. Independent Reading Book Review (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Complete your independent reading book review.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment
  • Independent reading book review

Lesson 4Choosing Songs for the Film Soundtrack

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A. Reviewing the Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Analyzing and Selecting Songs (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Introducing the End of Unit 3 Assessment Prompt and Homework (12 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Use your Photograph and Song Choice note-catcher to complete your Homework: Writing Plan

  • Photograph and Song Choice note-catcher

Lesson 5End of Unit 3 Assessment: On-Demand Writing—Photograph and Song Choices for a Film

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A. Returning Mid-Unit 3 Assessments with Feedback (5 minutes)

     B. Reviewing the Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. End of Unit 3 Assessments (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Self-Assessment (7 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Continue reading your independent reading book. 

  • Homework: Writing Plan sheet (completed for Lesson 4 homework)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment
  • Self-assessment on rubric

Lesson 6Preparation for Performance Task: Using Writing to Make Prompt Cards

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A. Reviewing the Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Analyzing Model Presentation Prompt Cards (15 minutes)

     B. Preparing Prompt Cards (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Sharing Prompt Cards (7 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Use your prompt cards to begin practicing your presentation.

  • Prompt cards

Lesson 7Preparation for Performance Task: Practicing Presentations

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A. Returning End of Unit Assessments with Feedback (7 minutes)

     B. Reviewing the Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Refining Presentations Using Feedback (1o minutes)

     B. Peer Feedback (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Making Final Revisions to Presentations (10 minutes)

4. Homework

     A. Practice your presentations to get ready for the Performance Task in the next lesson.

  • Peer feedback on Film Presentation Rubric

Lesson 8Final Performance Task: Presentation of Photograph and Song Selections

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A. Reviewing the Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Prepare for Presentations (10 minutes)

     B. Performance Task Presentations (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Self-Assessment of Performance Task (7 minutes)

4. Homework

     None

  • Self-assessment of Performance Task

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