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ELA G8:M2B:U2

Case Studies: “What Fools These Mortals Be”

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 1Characters and Consequences

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

     B.  Vocabulary Activity: I Have/Who Has (10 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: 3.2.124–365 (17 minutes)

     B.  Written Conversations between Discussion Partners (8 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Adding to the Consequences Flow Chart (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 3.2.124–365 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 3.2.90-123 (Unit 1, Lesson 17 homework)
  • Consequences flow chart
  • Written Conversation

Lesson 2Analyzing 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 (3 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing the Learning Target (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: 3.2.366–493  (10 minutes)

     B.  Close Reading: Three Threes in a Row (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Evidence of Control Note-catcher: Puck (10 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue filling in the Evidence of Control note-catcher (for Puck) if you did not do so in class.

     B.  Reread 3.2.366–493 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 3.2.124–365 (from homework)
  • Three Threes in a Row note-catcher
  • Evidence of Control note-catcher
  • Three Three’s in a Row

Lesson 3Analyzing the Resolution of the Play: World Café Discussion

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.  Mini Lesson: The Meaning of Resolution (5 minutes)

     B.  Drama Circle: 4.1.1–87, 4.1.131–193 (10 minutes)

     C.  World Café (23 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Adding to the Consequences Flow Chart (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread 4.1.1–87 and 4.1.131–193 and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 3.2.366–493 (from homework)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream note-catcher: 2.2.90–163
  • Consequences flow chart
  • World Café

Lesson 4Analyzing How Shakespeare’s Play Draws upon Greek Mythology: Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Homework Focus Question (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Finding the Gist of “Pyramus and Thisbe” (15 minutes)

     B.  Determining the Meaning of Unfamiliar Words and Phrases (10 minutes)

     C.  Analyzing Word Choice, Tone, and Meaning (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Whole Group Share (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread the story “Pyramus and Thisbe” and complete the structured notes.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 4.1.1–87 and 4.1.131–193 (from homework)
  • Word Choice, Tone, and Meaning note-catcher: “Pyramus and Thisbe”
  • “Pyramus and Thisbe” structured notes

Lesson 5Reading Shakespeare: The Play within the Play

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Homework Focus Question (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Drama Circle: Act 5, Scene 1 (25 minutes)

     B.  Author’s Craft: Comparing and Contrasting the Play within the Play (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Making Connections between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and “Pyramus and Thisbe” (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

      A.  Reread 5.1.114–179 and complete the structured notes.

  • “Pyramus and Thisbe” structured notes (from homework)
  • Venn Diagram: Comparing and Contrasting Two Plays
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 5.1.114–379

Lesson 6Analyzing How Shakespeare’s Play Draws upon Greek Mythology: Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Reader: Homework Focus Question (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (4 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Narrative Structure of “Pyramus and Thisbe” (20 minutes)

     B.  Summarizing the Plot (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Partner Share (6 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  QuickWrite: Write a paragraph to answer the question: How did the thirst of the lioness propel the action in the story “Pyramus and Thisbe”?

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 5.1.114–379 (from homework)
  • “Pyramus and Thisbe” Narrative Structure
  • “Pyramus and Thisbe” Summary
  • Homework QuickWrite: The Thirst of the Lioness

Lesson 7Analyzing How Shakespeare’s Play Draws upon Greek Mythology: Part 3

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A. Entry Task: Checking for Understanding (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Read-aloud: Pages 57–59 (7 minutes)

     B. Mid-Unit 2 Assessment (20 minutes)

     C. Independent Read: Pages 60–62 (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Share Your Favorite Lines (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Reread Section 6 and complete Reader’s Notes: Pygmalion, Section 6. 

  • Reader’s Notes: Pygmalion, Section 5 (from homework)
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment
  • Chalk Talk
  • Gallery Walk

Lesson 8Leaving the Play: All’s Well That Ends Well

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Unpack Learning Targets/Review Reader’s Notes: Pygmalion, Section 6 (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Close Read: Pygmalion, Section 7 (18 minutes)

     B.  Readers Theater: Section 7 (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Revisit Eliza Character Trackers (14 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Finish Reader’s Notes: Pygmalion, Section 7, and independent reading (20 minutes).

  • Reader’s Notes: Pygmalion, Section 6 (from homework)

Lesson 9Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 1 (40 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework
     A.  None.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream structured notes, 5.1.380–455 (from homework)
  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 1

Lesson 10Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Author’s Craft: Analyzing Shakespeare’s Craft: Part 2 (39 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debrief (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  None.

  • Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Author’s Craft: Analyzing Shakespeare’s Craft: Part 2

Lesson 11Analyzing the Model Essay: Studying Argument

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer and Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A. Reading and Analyzing the Model Essay (35 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  QuickWrite: Explain the meaning of the essay prompt.

     B.  Continue your independent reading.

  • Supporting Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer
  • QuickWrite

Lesson 12Writing an Argument Essay: Evaluating the Model and Crafting a Claim

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer and Reviewing Learning Targets: QuickWrite Responses from Homework (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Coding the Evidence of Control Note-catcher (15 minutes)

     B.  Building an Evidence-Based Argument (20 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket (3 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Complete the Supporting Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer.

     B.  Continue your independent reading.

  • QuickWrite (from homework)
  • Exit ticket

Lesson 13Writing an Argument Essay: Peer Critique

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer and Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Incorporating Evidence in an Argument Essay (20 minutes)

     B.  Peer Critique Protocol (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Plan Body Paragraphs 1 and 2 in the essay planner. 

  • Supporting Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer (from homework)
  • Quote Sandwich for Peer Critique
  • Exit ticket
  • Peer Critique
  • Praise, Question, Suggestion

Lesson 14Writing an Argument Essay: Planning the Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Writing Improvement Tracker (8 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time 

     A.  Continuing to Plan the Essay (20 minutes)

     B.  Essay Plan Talk-through (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Debriefing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

     B.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Revise the A Midsummer Night’s Dream essay planner.

  • Exit ticket

Lesson 15End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Argument Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.  Work Time 

     A.  Drafting the Essay (40 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Collect Essay Drafts (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  QuickWrite: Argue why you believe the characters you chose are the most relevant examples of “the possibility of controlling others’ actions.”

     B.  Continue your independent reading.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream essay planner (from homework)
  • Essay draft

Lesson 16Launching the Performance Task: Prompt, Characters, Groups

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Engaging the Writer: The Comedy of the Play (5 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Studying the Prompt (10 minutes)

     B.  Allocating Characters and Character Groups (10 minutes)

     C.  Allocating Key Scenes (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Exit Ticket (5 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Finish reading through your Evidence of Control note-catcher for the character for which you will be writing a confessional. Decide on the scenes you are going to use for your character confessional narrative.

  • Exit ticket
  • Think-Write-Pair-Share

Lesson 17Planning the First Draft of the Character Confessional Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Analyzing the Model Character Confessional to Generate Criteria (25 minutes)

     B.  Planning the Character Confessional Narrative (15 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Discussion (3 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Take your Character Confessional Narrative Planner home and finish/revise it.

  • Character Confessional Narrative Planner

Lesson 18End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

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

     B.  Return Draft Essays with Feedback (5 minutes)

     C.  Essay Revision (30 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Unit 3 (3 minutes)

4. Homework

     A.  Finalize your essay.

  • Revised essay

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