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ELA G5:M2:U3

Using Writing to Entertain

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 1Preparing to Write: Determining Characteristics of the Format

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Performance Task and Learning Targets (15 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading for Gist: “Bite at Night” (10 minutes)

B. Analyzing a Model (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. For ELLs: Complete the Language Dive Practice I: Even though in your Unit 3 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can find the gist of a narrative text. (RL.5.4, L.5.4)
  • I can describe how a narrator’s point of view influences how events are described in a narrative. (W.5.3a)
  • Finding the Gist and Unfamiliar Vocabulary: “Bite at Night” (RL.5.4, L.5.4)

Lesson 2Writing Narrative Texts: Planning and Drafting the Beginning of a First Person Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model (30 minutes)

B. Guided Practice: Planning the Beginning of a Narrative (10 minutes)

C. Guided Practice: Drafting the Beginning of a Narrative (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Pair Share (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can identify the characteristics of the beginning of a narrative. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • I can plan and draft the beginning of a narrative that establishes the situation and introduces the characters. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • Beginning box of Narrative Planning Graphic Organizer: Partner Narrative (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • Beginning paragraphs of partner narrative draft (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)

Lesson 3Writing Narrative Texts: Planning and Drafting the Middle of a First Person Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model (10 minutes)

B. Guided Practice: Planning the Middle of a Narrative (10 minutes)

C. Mini Lesson: Conjunctions (10 minutes)

D. Partner Practice: Drafting the Middle of a Narrative (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete at least one of the Conjunctions Practices (Conjunctions Practice I) in your Unit 3 homework.

B. For ELLs: Complete Language Dive Practice II: Even though in your Unit 3 homework.

C. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can plan and draft the middle of a narrative that develops a sequence of events that unfolds naturally and shows the response of the narrator and the response of other characters to the situation. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • I can explain the function of conjunctions in general and in particular sentences from “Bite at Night.” (L.5.1a)
  • Middle boxes of Narrative Planning Graphic Organizer: Partner Narrative (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • Middle paragraphs of partner narrative draft (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • Exit Ticket: Narrator’s Response (W.5.3a,b)

Lesson 4Writing Narrative Texts: Planning and Drafting the End of a First Person Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model (15 minutes)

B. Guided Practice: Planning the End of a Narrative (10 minutes)

C. Partner Practice: Drafting the End of a Narrative (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can identify the characteristics of the end of a narrative. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • I can plan and draft the end of a narrative that provides a satisfying solution to the problem. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • End box of Narrative Planning Graphic Organizer: Partner Narrative (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • End paragraphs of partner narrative draft (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)

Lesson 5Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Narrative Writing: First-Person Story Based on The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning End of Unit 2 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part I: Planning a First Person Narrative (15 minutes)

B. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Drafting a First Person Narrative (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Tracking Progress (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can plan and draft a narrative text that has a clear sequence of events. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.10)
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Parts I and II (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.10)
  • Tracking Progress: Narrative Writing (W.5.3)

Lesson 6Writing Narrative Texts: Pacing – Speeding Up Time

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model (20 minutes)

B. Partner Practice: Revising Narrative Writing—Speeding Up Time (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Small Group Share (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can revise my narrative writing to speed up time in places where nothing relevant to the plot is happening. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.3)
  • Annotations on “Bite at Night” (W.5.3c, L.5.1, L.5.3)
  • Revised partner narrative (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.3)

Lesson 7Writing Narrative Texts: Pacing – Slowing Down Time, Part I

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Slowing Down Time, Part I (20 minutes)

B. Partner Practice: Slowing Down Time, Part I (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Review: Conjunctions (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete a Conjunctions Practice (Conjunctions Practice II) in your Unit 3 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can revise my narrative writing to slow down time when something interesting, relevant to the plot, is happening. (W.5.3)
  • I can identify conjunctions and their function in writing. (L.5.1)
  • Annotations on “Bite at Night” (W.5.3)
  • Revised partner narrative (W.5.3)
  • Description of function of conjunction on sticky note (L.5.1)
  • Peer critique on sticky notes (W.5.5)

Lesson 8Writing Narrative Texts: Pacing – Slowing Down Time, Part II

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Slowing Down Time, Part II (20 minutes)

B. Partner Practice: Slowing Down Time, Part II (15 minutes)

C. Mini Lesson: Prepositions (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Prepositions and Interjections (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete at least one of the Prepositions and Interjections Practices (Prepositions and Interjections I) in your Unit 3 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can revise my narrative writing to slow down time when something interesting relevant to the plot is happening. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • I can identify interjections and prepositions, explain their function in writing, and use them in my writing. (L.5.1a)
  • Revised partner narrative (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.5)
  • Exit Ticket: Prepositions and Interjections (L.5.1a)

Lesson 9End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I: Conjunctions, Interjections, and Prepositions

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Partner Practice: Conjunctions, Interjections, and Prepositions (25 minutes)

B. End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I: Conjunctions, Interjections, and Prepositions (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete at least one of the Prepositions and Interjections Practices (Prepositions and Interjections II) in your Unit 3 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can identify conjunctions, interjections, and prepositions and their function in writing. (L.5.1a, L.5.3a)
  • Conjunctions, Interjections, and Prepositions (L.5.1a)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I (L.5.1a, L.5.3a)

Lesson 10End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Revising a First Person Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

B. Returning Mid-Unit 3 Assessments (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Revising a First Person Narrative (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Tracking Progress (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Bring from home, the library, or the class book selection a favorite storybook (in any language) with a cover design that you find eye-catching and inspirational.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can follow criteria and feedback from my teacher to revise my narrative writing. (W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.5)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Revising a First Person Narrative (W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.5)
  • Tracking Progress: Narrative Writing (W.5.3)

Lesson 11Performance Task: Rainforest Adventures Ebook Author’s Note

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model: Author’s Note (15 minutes)

B. Partner Writing: Author’s Note (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Small Group Share (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Bring from home, the library, or the class book selection a favorite story book (in any language) with a cover design that you find eye-catching and inspirational.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can work with my partner to write an author’s note for our Rainforest Adventures ebook. (W.5.2)
  • Rainforest Adventures ebook author’s note (W.5.2)

Lesson 12Performance Task: Rainforest Adventures Ebook Cover and Contents Page

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Designing a Front Cover (30 minutes)

B. Creating a Contents Page (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Small Group Share (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can work with a partner to design an eye-catching front cover for our Rainforest Adventures ebook that will make students in grade 5 and above want to pick it up and read it. (W.5.4, W.5.6)
  • I can create a contents page for my Rainforest Adventures ebook. (W.5.4, W.5.6)
  • Rainforest Adventures ebook front cover and contents page (W.5.4, W.5.6)

Lesson 13Performance Task: Rainforest Adventures Ebook: Adding Images

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Completing Rainforest Adventures Ebook (45 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Whole Group Share (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt to respond to in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can select and/or create visually appealing images for my Rainforest Adventures ebook that contribute to the narratives. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.6)
  • I can compile my narrative writing into an ebook. (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.6)
  • Rainforest Adventures ebook (W.5.3, W.5.4, W.5.6)

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