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ELA G8:M2A:U3

Performance Task: Readers Theater: Taking a Stand in Maycomb

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 1Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Readers Theater Scene Selection Justification and Peer Critique

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Collecting End of Unit 2 Assessments (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (15 minutes)

B.  Peer Critique of Draft Scripts (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Revising Scripts (7 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Finish revising your Readers Theater script based on the stars and steps from the peer critique.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Readers Theater Scene Selection: Justification 
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 2Our Group Readers Theater: Managing the Sequence of Events in Our Script

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Combining Scripts and Adding Transitions (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Group Read of the Entire Script (18 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Continue independent reading. 

  • Readers Theater script, draft with revisions and transitions

Lesson 3Readers Theater: Writing a Conclusion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  End of Unit 2 Assessment Feedback (8 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Target (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Group Work: Writing a Group Conclusion 
(20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Venn Diagram: Similarities and Differences between the Readers Theater Script and To Kill a Mockingbird (15 minutes)

4.  Homework

  • Readers Theater script revisions
  • Conclusion for group script
  • Performance practice feedback
  • Venn Diagram: Similarities and Differences between the Readers Theater Script and To Kill a Mockingbird

Lesson 4End of Unit 3 Assessment: Readers Theater Commentary

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Mid-Unit 3 Assessment Feedback (5 minutes)

B.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  End of Unit 3 Assessment (20 minutes)

B.  Peer Critique (12 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Group Work: Brainstorm Visuals (6 minutes)

4.  Homework

A.  Gather the props you have recorded on your index card for your final Readers Theater performance.

B.  Take home your script and practice reading your parts, considering the feedback given in the peer critique.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Readers Theater Commentary
  • Peer Critique
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 5Performance Task: Readers Theater Performance

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

A.  Unpacking Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

A.  Performance Task: Readers Theater Performance for an Audience (30 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

A.  Self-Assessment (5–10 minutes)

  • Group Narrative Script
  • Readers Theater performance
  • Self-assessment 

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