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ELA G6:M2A:U3

Culminating Project: “My Rule to Live By”

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 1Researching Part 1: Reading for Gist and Gathering Evidence Using the Researcher’s Notebook

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

      A. Unpacking Learning Targets (4 minutes)

      B.  Becoming Familiar with the Researcher’s Notebook (6 minutes)

2.  Work Time

      A.  Reading All Research Texts for Gist (12 minutes)

      B. Reading One Research Text to Identify Details Relevant to Research Question (10 minutes)

      C.  Focused Discussion (9 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Refining the Question (4 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Finish revising your question on your Researcher’s Notebook if necessary.

     B. Choose another text from your research folder that you think is relevant to your research question. Read it to familiarize yourself with it and be ready to use it to research in the next lesson.

  • Researcher’s notebook
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 2Researching Part 2: Reading for Gist and Gathering Evidence Using the Research Guide

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

      A. Entrance Ticket: Step Back and See the Big Picture (5 minutes)

      B. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Research: Reading Text for Gist and to Identify Details Relevant to Research Question (18 minutes)

     B. Focused Discussion (10 minutes)

     C. Teacher Feedback (5 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

      A. Refining the Question (5 minutes)

4.      Homework

     A. Finish revising your question on your Researcher’s Notebook if necessary.

     B. Choose another text from your research folder that you think is relevant to your research question. Read it to familiarize yourself with it and be ready to use it to research in the next lesson.

  • Entrance ticket: Step Back and See the Big Picture
  • Researcher’s notebook
  • Exit ticket: What Did You Learn in Your Focused Discussion Today?
  • Admit Ticket

Lesson 3Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Summarizing, Analyzing and Discussing Research

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Unpacking the Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Research: Reading Text for Gist and Identifying Details Relevant to Research Question (18 minutes)

     B. Focused Discussion: Should Our “Rules to Live By” Be Personal Choice or Made into a Law? Round 1 (19 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: My Stars and Steps for Focused Discussion (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Continue your independent reading novel at home. In the next lesson, be prepared to share a brief summary of your novel.

  • Researcher’s notebook
  • Whole Class Discussion Tracker for focused discussion
  • Exit Ticket: My Stars and Steps for Focused Discussion
  • Exit Ticket

Lesson 4Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Summarizing, Analyzing and Discussing Research

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Unpacking the Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Summarizing and Analyzing an Informational Text (25 minutes)

     B. Focused Discussion: Should Our “Rules to Live By” Be Personal Choice or Made into a Law? Round 2 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Exit Ticket: My Stars and Steps for Focused Discussion (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Continue your independent reading novel at home.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Summarizing and Analyzing an Informational Text
  • Whole Class Discussion Tracker for focused discussion
  • Exit Ticket: My Stars and Steps for Focused Discussion
  • Exit Ticket

Lesson 5Analyzing the Structure and Content of an Essay to Inform

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

    A. Independent Reading Review (5 minutes)

    B. Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

    A. Studying the Model Essay: “The Importance of Reading Every Day” (8 minutes)

    B. Backwards Planning: Examining the Model Essay for Structure and Content (12 minutes)

    C. Writing: Drafting an Outline for the Body Paragraphs of “My Rule to Live By” Essay to Inform (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

    A. Reflection: How Does an Outline Help You Plan for the Structure and the Content of Your Essay? (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Complete your outline and bring it to the next lesson to use for the end of unit assessment.

  • “The Importance of Reading Every Day” model essay annotations and highlighting
  • Outline for “My Rule to Live By” essay to inform
  • Structure and Content of an Essay to Inform anchor chart
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 6End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting Body Paragraphs of an Essay to Inform

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Reviewing the Rubric (5 minutes)

     B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Studying the Model Essay: Analyzing the Development of Ideas in a Body Paragraph (10 minutes)

     B. Independent Writing: Drafting the Body Paragraphs (23 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Self-Assessment against the NYS Expository Writing Evaluation Rubric (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. If needed, complete your body paragraphs at home.

  • Draft of essay to inform
  • Self-assessment against Rows 1 and 2 of NYS Expository Writing Evaluation Rubric
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 7End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Drafting Introduction and Conclusion of an Evidence-Based Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Studying the Model and Drafting an Introductory Paragraph (18 minutes)

     B.  Studying the Model and Drafting a Concluding Paragraph (18 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A. Self-Assessment against the NYS Expository Writing Evaluation Rubric (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A. Continue independent reading. Select five words that grabbed your attention and describe what it is about those words that caught your eye.

  • Draft of essay to inform
  • Self-assessment against Rows 1 and 3 of NYS Expository Writing Evaluation Rubric
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 8Performance Task Preparation: Peer Critique and Mini-Lesson Addressing Common Errors: Revising Draft Evidence-Based Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Independent Reading: Five Vocabulary Words (5 minutes)

     B. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Mini Lesson: Addressing Common Errors (5 minutes)

     B.  Peer Critique: Draft Essay (13 minutes)

     C.  Revising Draft Essay (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket: How Is Your Essay Better after Applying Peer Feedback to Revise? (5 minutes)

4.    Homework

     A. Continue independent reading. Consider this question: What was the author’s purpose or purposes in writing this book?

  • Revised draft of informative essay
  • Exit ticket: How Is Your Essay Better after Applying Peer Feedback to Revise?
  • Exit Ticket
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 9Final Performance Task Final Draft of Evidence-Based Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Independent Reading Review (5 minutes)

     B. Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Final Revisions Based on Teacher Feedback (10 minutes)

     B. Writing a Final Draft of an Informative Essay (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Spirit Read (13 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A.  Look over all of Bud’s rules again. Which one do you think proves to be the most useful to him? Why?

  • Final informative essay about a rule to live by.
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Popcorn Read

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