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ELA G2:M4:U3

Taking Action Through Literacy and Artwork: Helping Butterflies

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 1Engaging the Learner: Taking Action to Help Butterflies

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Launching the Unit: Amanda’s Letter (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud: Actions That Help Butterflies (20 minutes)

B. Poster Walk Protocol: Analyzing Model Seed Packets (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Habits of Character: Contributing to the Community (10 minutes)

  • I can describe actions people can take to help butterflies, based on information from A Place for Butterflies. (SL.2.1, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1c, RI.2.1)
  • I can describe the parts of our wildflower seed packet. (SL.2.1, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1c)
  • During Work Time B, circulate to ensure students have a basic understanding of each part of the Wildflower Seed Packet: Bee Model.

Lesson 2Launching the Performance Task: Seed Packet Writing and Butterfly Drawing

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing the Performance Task and Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Performance Task Writing: Wildflower Seed Packet Writing Piece (30 minutes)

B. Scientific Drawing: First Draft of Butterfly Drawing (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

  • I can write reasons to support the opinion that people should plant wildflower seeds to help butterflies. (W.2.1, W.2.8)
  • I can analyze a model and discuss implications for drafting my artwork. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b)
  • I can share a reflection on my learning with others. (W.2.8, SL.2.1a, SL.2.6)
  • After Work Time A, review copies of the wildflower seed packet writing piece to ensure students have drafted two supporting reasons and copied the call to action. (W.2.1, W.2.8)
  • During the Closing, listen for students to reflect on the first guiding question—“How can I take action to help butterflies?”—by sharing how they took action in today’s lesson. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6)

Lesson 3Reflection, Critique, and Revision: Butterfly Drawings

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Commas in Greetings and Closings: Amanda’s Letter (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Introducing Reflection on Unit 3 Work and Learning (25 minutes)

B. Peer Critique and Revision: Scientific Drawings of Butterflies (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment 

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

  • I can write and share a reflection on my learning with others. (W.2.8, SL.2.1, SL.2.6, L.2.1c)
  • I can share kind, helpful, and specific feedback to help my classmate improve his or her work. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.6)
  • During Work Time A, observe students’ ability to connect sources of pride in their work with concrete evidence in their butterfly drawings.

Lesson 4Shared Writing and Art: Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions and Butterfly Drawings

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Capitalization in Letter Writing: Amanda’s Letter (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Shared Writing: Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions (20 minutes)

B. Scientific Drawing: Adding Realistic Patterns to Butterfly Drawings (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Learning (15 minutes)

  • I can contribute to shared writing of instructions to plant wildflower seeds. (W.2.8, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b)
  • I can analyze a model and discuss implications for drafting realistic patterns in my butterfly drawing. (SL.2.1b)
  • I can write and share a reflection on my learning with others. (W.2.8, L.2.1c, SL.2.1, SL.2.6)
  • During the Closing, use the Speaking and Listening Checklist to assess student progress toward SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 (for the Unit 3 Assessment) for students who do not require additional practice time to meet these standards (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 5Art and Technology: Butterfly Drawings and Publishing Wildflower Seed Packet Writing Pieces

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Wildflower Drawing and Word-Processing of Seed Packets, Round I (25 minutes)

B. Wildflower Drawing and Word-Processing, Round II (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Habits of Character: Working to Contribute to a Better World (5 minutes)

  • I can analyze a model and discuss implications for adding realistic colors to my butterfly drawing. (SL.2.1b)
  • I can edit my wildflower seed packet writing piece and type it using a digital tool. (W.2.6, L.2.2)
  • During Work Time A, observe for student growth in scientific drawing, sharing, and ability to identify strengths independently.
  • After Work Times A and B, collect students’ wildflower seed packet writing piece and use the Opinion Writing Checklist to measure progress toward W.2.6 and L.2.2 (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 6Art and Technology: Butterfly Drawings and Publishing Wildflower Seed Packet Writing Pieces

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Wildflower Drawing and Word-Processing of Seed Packets, Round I (25 minutes)

B. Wildflower Drawing and Word-Processing, Round II (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Habits of Character: Working to Contribute to a Better World (5 minutes)

  • I can analyze a model and discuss implications for adding realistic colors to my butterfly drawing. (SL.2.1b)
  • I can edit my wildflower seed packet writing piece and type it using a digital tool. (W.2.6, L.2.2)
  • During Work Time A, observe for student growth in scientific drawing, sharing, and ability to identify strengths independently.
  • After Work Times A and B, collect students’ wildflower seed packet writing piece and use the Opinion Writing Checklist to measure progress toward W.2.6 and L.2.2 (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 7Art and Technology: Butterfly Drawings and Publishing Wildflower Seed Packet Writing Pieces

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Wildflower Drawing and Word-Processing of Seed Packets, Round I (25 minutes)

B. Wildflower Drawing and Word-Processing, Round II (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Habits of Character: Working to Contribute to a Better World (5 minutes)

  • I can analyze a model and discuss implications for adding realistic colors to my butterfly drawing. (SL.2.1b)
  • I can edit my wildflower seed packet writing piece and type it using a digital tool. (W.2.6, L.2.2)
  • During Work Time A, observe for student growth in scientific drawing, sharing, and ability to identify strengths independently.
  • After Work Times A and B, collect students’ wildflower seed packet writing piece and use the Opinion Writing Checklist to measure progress toward W.2.6 and L.2.2 (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 8Preparing for Celebration of Learning, Part I: Seed Packet Assembly and Reflection

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Body of Celebration of Learning Welcome Letter (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Packaging: Wildflower Seed Packets (30 minutes)

B. Reflection on Module 4 Work and Learning, Part I (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Habits of Character: Working to Contribute to a Better World (5 minutes)

  • I can assemble my wildflower seed packet. (RI.2.3, SL.2.2)
  • I can write and share a reflection on my learning with others. (W.2.8, SL.2.1, SL.2.6, L.2.1c)
  • When students share in Work Time B, use the Speaking and Listening Checklist to assess student progress toward SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 (for the Unit 3 Assessment) for students who do not require additional practice time to meet these standards (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 9Preparing for Celebration of Learning, Part II: Reviewing Module 4 Work Products

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Shared Writing: Greeting and Closing of Celebration of Learning Welcome Letter (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Revisiting Module 4 Work Products (20 minutes)

B. Reflection on Module 4 Work and Learning, Part II (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Habits of Character: Working to Contribute to a Better World (5 minutes)

  • I can write a greeting and closing for the Celebration of Learning welcome letter. (L.2.2a, L.2.2b)
  • I can write and share a reflection on my learning with others. (W.2.8, SL.2.1, SL.2.6, L.2.1c)
  • When students share in Work Time B, use the Speaking and Listening Checklist to assess student progress toward SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 (for the Unit 3 Assessment) for students who do not require additional practice time to meet these standards (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 10Preparing for Celebration of Learning, Part III: Reflecting on Module 4 Work and Learning

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reflection on Module 4 Work and Learning, Part III: Session 1 (20 minutes)

B. Song and Movement: “Pollinator Pokey” (10 minutes)

C. Reflection on Module 4 Work and Learning, Part III: Session 2 (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Habits of Character: Working to Contribute to a Better World (5 minutes)

  • I can write and share a reflection on my learning with others. (W.2.8, SL.2.1, SL.2.6, L.2.1c)
  • When students share in Work Times A and C, use the Speaking and Listening Checklist to assess student progress toward SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 (for the Unit 3 Assessment) for students who do not require additional practice time to meet these standards (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 11Unit 3 Assessment: Presentation and Reflection on Work and Learning

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Student Modeling: Sharing Reflections on Work and Learning and Responding with Comments (15 minutes)

B. Unit 3 Assessment: Sharing Reflections on Habits of Character, Work, and Learning (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Song and Movement: “Pollinator Pokey” (10 minutes)

  • I can share my reflection on my work and learning with my classmates. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.6)
  • I can listen to a classmate’s reflection and then respond with a kind, specific comment. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.6)
  • As students share their work and learning during Work Time B, circulate and use this is as the final opportunity to gather data on SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 for the Unit 3 Assessment using the Speaking and Listening Checklist (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 12End of Module Celebration of Learning

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Welcoming Visitors to the Celebration of Learning (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Sharing Our Reflections on Module 4 Work and Learning (30 minutes)

B. Song and Movement: “Pollinator Pokey” (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. End of Module 4 Celebration (10 minutes)

  • I can share my reflection on my work and learning with my classmates and visitors. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.6)
  • I can listen to a classmate’s reflection and then respond with a kind, specific comment. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.6)
  • During Work Time A, observe as students share their work and reflections with peers and guests. If additional time is needed to gather data toward SL.2.1a. SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 for the Unit 3 Assessment, do so using the Speaking and Listening Checklist (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

Lesson 13End of Module Celebration of Learning

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Welcoming Visitors to the Celebration of Learning (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Sharing Our Reflections on Module 4 Work and Learning (30 minutes)

B. Song and Movement: “Pollinator Pokey” (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. End of Module 4 Celebration (10 minutes)

  • I can share my reflection on my work and learning with my classmates and visitors. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.6)
  • I can listen to a classmate’s reflection and then respond with a kind, specific comment. (SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.6)
  • During Work Time A, observe as students share their work and reflections with peers and guests. If additional time is needed to gather data toward SL.2.1a. SL.2.1b, and SL.2.6 for the Unit 3 Assessment, do so using the Speaking and Listening Checklist (see Assessment Overview and Resources).

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