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ELA G8:M2B:U1

Understanding Shakespeare and Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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 1Launching the Module: The Universal Appeal of Shakespeare, Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Gallery Walk (15 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  “The Lure of Shakespeare”: Read-aloud (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debriefing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Complete the Advantages/Disadvantages T-chart.

  • Notice/Wonder note-catcher 
  • Gallery Walk

Lesson 2The Authorship of Shakespeare: “The Shakespeare Shakedown”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Reviewing Homework (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing the Learning Target (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Reading for Gist: Reading “The Shakespeare Shakedown” (15 minutes)

     B.  Text-Dependent Questions (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debriefing the Learning Target and Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  QuickWrite 1: What are three pieces of evidence Schama gives to support his central claim in the article “The Shakespeare Shakedown”?

  • Advantages/Disadvantages T-Chart (from homework)
  • “The Shakespeare Shakedown”: Lesson 2 text-dependent questions 

Lesson 3Analyzing the Author’s Perspective: “The Shakespeare Shakedown”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Introducing Discussion Appointments (8 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Chalk Talk: Questioning Texts, Perspective (15 minutes)

     B.  Close Reading: Analyzing Conflicting Viewpoints (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Revisiting Learning Targets and Reflecting on Close Reading (4 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Take your copy of “The Shakespeare Shakedown” home with you and complete the vocabulary task.

  • QuickWrite 1 (from homework)
  • Highlighting in student copies of “The Shakespeare Shakedown”
  • “The Shakespeare Shakedown”: Lesson 3 text-dependent questions
  • Discussion Appointment
  • Chalk Talk

Lesson 4Analyzing the Central Claim and Supporting Claims: “The Shakespeare Shakedown”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Vocabulary in “The Shakespeare Shakedown” (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Jigsaw, Part 1: Evaluating Evidence-based Supporting Claims (10 minutes)

     B.  Jigsaw, Part 2: Sharing Analysis of Evidence-based Supporting Claims (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Summarizing “The Shakespeare Shakedown” (13 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Using the Summary Writing graphic organizer, write a paragraph summarizing the article. 

  • Lesson 3 Homework: Vocabulary in “The Shakespeare Shakedown” (one per student)
  • Highlighting in student copies of “The Shakespeare Shakedown”
  • Evaluating Evidence note-catcher
  • Quiz-Quiz-Trade

Lesson 5Analyzing Text Structure: “The Shakespeare Shakedown”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Sharing Summaries (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Guided Practice: Analyzing Paragraph Structure (15 minutes)

     B.  Practicing With a Partner: Analyzing Text Structure (18 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debriefing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  None

  • Summary Writing graphic organizer (from homework)
  • Students’ annotated copies of “The Shakespeare Shakedown”
  • Fist to Five

Lesson 6Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing an Author’s Argument and Text Structure

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (40 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  QuickWrite 2

  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment 

Lesson 7Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Universal Appeal of Shakespeare, Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Gallery Walk (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Read-aloud: “Shakespeare’s Universal Appeal Examined” (5 minutes)

     B.  Close Reading: The Source of Shakespeare’s Appeal (22 minutes)

     C.  Introducing the Theme of Control: Frayer Model (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  QuickWrite 3

  • QuickWrite 2 (from homework)
  • Chalkboard Splash
  • Frayer Model: Control
  • Chalkboard Splash
  • Gallery Walk

Lesson 8Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Identifying the Characters, Settings, and Conflicts.

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Play Map (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Introduction to Drama Circle (33 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Write the gist of the scene we read in class today.

  • QuickWrite 3 (from homework)
  • Act 1, Scene 2 summary 

Lesson 9Reading Shakespeare: Understanding Shakespeare’s Language

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Sharing the Gist (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: Act 1, Scene 1 (25 minutes)

     B.  Written Conversation: Understanding Shakespeare’s Language (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Tips for Reading Shakespeare (4 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 1.1.21–129 and complete the structured notes.

  • Act 1, Scene 1 Written Conversation note-catcher
  • Lesson 9 structured notes
  • Written Conversation

Lesson 10Reading Shakespeare: Analyzing a Theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Reviewing Gist (8 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A. Drama Circle: Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 (18 minutes)

     B.  Analyzing Theme: Evidence of Control Note-catcher (17 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 1.1.130–257 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 1.1.21–129 (from homework)

Lesson 11Text to Film Comparison: Bottom the Fool

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Oxymoron (6 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle (12 minutes)

     B.  Text to Film Comparison (22 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Whole Group Check-in (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 1.2.1–107 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 1.1.130–257 (from homework)
  • Text to Film Comparison note-catcher

Lesson 12Author’s Craft: The Poetry of the Play

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Discussing the Focus Question (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Feeling Shakespeare’s Rhythm (25 minutes)

     B.  Drama Circle: Act 2, Scene 1, Part 1 (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

      A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 2.1.33–60 and 2.1.153–194 and complete the structured notes. 

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 1.2.1–107 (from homework)

Lesson 13Analyzing Character and Theme: Tracking Control in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Partners Share Focus Question from Homework and Review Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: 2.1.195–276 and 2.2.33–89 (10 minutes)

     B.  Close Reading: Three Threes in a Row (18 minutes)

     C.  Filling Out the Evidence of Control Note-catcher (13 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 2.1.195–276; 2.2.33–89 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 2.1.33–60, 153–194 (from homework)
  • Three Threes in a Row note-catcher
  • Evidence of Control note-catcher
  • Three Three’s in a Row

Lesson 14Analyzing Language, Character, and Theme: World Café Discussion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Adding to the Evidence of Control Note-catcher and Reviewing Learning Targets (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     Drama Circle: 2.2.90–163 (10 minutes)

     World Café (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Adding to the Evidence of Control Note-catcher (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 2.2.90–163 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 2.1.195–276; 2.2.33–89 (from homework)
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream 2.2.90–163 note-catcher
  • Evidence of Control note-catcher
  • World Café

Lesson 15Author’s Craft: Poetry and Prose

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Discussing the Focus Question (10 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: Act 3, Scene 1, Part 1 (20 minutes)

     B.  Author’s Craft: Poetry and Prose (13 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Preview Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 3.1.1–75 and complete the structured notes. 

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 2.2.90–163 (from homework)

Lesson 16Text to Film Comparison: Bottom’s Transformation

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Engaging the Reader (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2. Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: Read 3.1.76–208 (10 minutes)

     B.  Text to Film Comparison (22 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Adding to the Evidence of Control Note-catcher (7 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 3.1.76–208 and complete the structured notes.

  • Text to Film Comparison note-catcher

Lesson 17Characters’ Decisions: The Flow of Consequences in Midsummer

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Focus Question from Homework and Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle (10 minutes)

     B.  Completing a Consequences Flow Chart (25 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Adding to the Evidence of Control Note-catcher (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 3.2.90–123 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 3.1.76–208 (from homework)
  • Evidence of Control note-catcher

Lesson 18End of Unit Assessment: Text to Film Comparison

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Previewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 1 Assessment (40 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  None 

  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Text to Film Comparison

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