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ELA G6:M1:U3

Culminating Project: My Hero’s Journey Narrative

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 1“The Hero’s Journey”: Using a Graphic Organizer to Deconstruct Percy Jackson’s Hero’s Journey and Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Launching Independent Reading (10 minutes)

B.  Unpacking the Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Revisiting “The Hero’s Journey” from Unit 1 through the Lens of Percy Jackson in The Lightning Thief (20 minutes)

B.  Brainstorming: “My Hero’s Journey” (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: “Hero Profile” (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Continue working on the Narrative Story Line—Hero’s Journey graphic organizer with ideas for your own hero’s journey narrative.
Independent reading.

  • Narrative Story Line—Hero’s Journey graphic organizer (completed with Percy Jackson’s hero’s journey)
  • Narrative Story Line—Hero’s Journey graphic organizer (completed with ideas for students’ own hero’s journey narrative)
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 2“The Hero’s Journey”: Analyzing a Model Narrative and Continuing to Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Continuing the Hero’s Profile (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking the Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Analyzing the Model Narrative for Content and Structure (20 minutes)

B.  Continuing to Make Notes on My Hero’s Journey (5 minutes)

C.  Writing: Formalizing a Plan for My Hero’s Journey Narrative (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Mix and Mingle: My Hero’s Journey (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Complete your Hero’s Journey Narrative: Plan graphic organizer (ignore the question at the very bottom)

B.  Independent reading

  • Exit Ticket: Hero’s Profile (from Lesson 1)
  • Narrative Story Line—Hero’s Journey graphic organizer (completed with the model narrative’s hero’s journey)
  • Narrative Story Line—Hero’s Journey graphic organizer (completed with ideas for their own hero’s journey narrative)
  • Hero’s Journey Narrative: Plan graphic organizer
  • Mix and Mingle

Lesson 3Mid-Unit Assessment and Establishing a Context for My Hero’s Journey Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Review of Paragraph Writing and Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Crosswalk between My Hero’s Journey Narrative and “The Hero’s Journey” Informational Text (20 minutes)

B.  Mini Lesson: Establishing a Context for a Narrative (10 minutes)

C.  Planning and Drafting: Establishing a Context for My Hero’s Journey (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Debrief: Where Are You in Drafting the Beginning of Your Story? (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Finish drafting the beginning of your hero’s journey narrative
Independent reading

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Crosswalk between My Hero’s Journey Narrative and “The Hero’s Journey” Informational Text
  • Hero’s Journey Narrative: Plan graphic organizer

Lesson 4Writing: Getting Feedback, Setting Goals, and Drafting

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

B.  Setting Goals Based on Feedback: End of Unit 2 Assessment (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Reflecting on My Hero’s Journey Narrative Plan (10 minutes)

B.  Drafting: Applying Feedback and Using Goals (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: Narrative Story Line—Checking My Progress (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Continue drafting

B.  Continue independent reading

  • Exit ticket: Narrative Story Line—Checking My Progress
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 5Writing to Show, Not Tell: Dialogue, Sensory Words, and Strong Action Verbs

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Independent Reading Review (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Mini Lesson: Analyzing the Use of Dialogue, Sensory Words, and Strong Action Verbs in the Model Narrative: “The Golden Key” (20 minutes)

B.  Applying the Mini Lesson to Draft Narratives (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Exit Ticket: How Do Writers Make Their Stories Show, Not Tell? (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Complete the draft of your hero’s journey story. Remember to use all that you have learned about using dialogue, sensory language, and strong verb choice to create writing that “shows.”
Continue independent reading.

  • Draft narratives
  • Exit ticket: How Do Writers Make Their Stories Show, Not Tell?
  • Admit and Exit Tickets

Lesson 6Writing: Analyzing the Conclusion of “The Golden Key” and Drafting a Compelling Conclusion for the Hero’s Journey Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking the Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Analyzing the Similarities and Differences between a Conclusion in Analytical Writing and Narrative Writing (10 minutes)

B.  Analyzing the Compelling Qualities of the Conclusion of the Model Narrative, “The Golden Key” (10 minutes)

C.  Drafting a Compelling Conclusion (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Peer Critique of Conclusion (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Use the steps from your peer critique to make revisions to your draft.
Continue independent reading.

  • Venn Diagram: Similarities and Differences between Conclusions in Analytical Writing and Narratives
  • Draft hero’s journey narrative conclusion
  • What Makes the Conclusion of “The Golden Key” Compelling? note-catcher
  • Narrative Conclusion: Stars and Steps recording form
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 7End of Unit Assessment—Final Draft of Hero’s Journey Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking the Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.   Work Time

A.  Mini Lesson: Using Transitions to Show Shifts in Time and Place (10 minutes)

B.  Revising Hero’s Journey Narrative for Strong Transitions (5 minutes)

C.  Final Draft of Hero’s Journey (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Fist to Five: How Well Does Your Hero’s Journey Narrative Follow the Hero’s Journey Archetype? (3 minutes)

4.   Homework

A.  Finish up the final draft of your hero’s journey story.
Independent reading.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Final Draft of Hero’s Journey Narrative

 

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