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ELA G8:M2B:U3

Performance Task: Character Confessional 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 1Mid-Unit Assessment: Justification for Character and Scene Selection

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Collect End of Unit 2 Assessments (2 minutes)

     B.  Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit Assessment (15 minutes)

     B.  Analyzing the Character Confessional Rubric (10 minutes)

     C.  Drafting the Character Confessional (12 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Finish writing the first draft of your character confessional narrative. 

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Justification for Character and Scene Selection

Lesson 2Character Confessions: Peer Critique of Narratives

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

     B.  Connections between the Character Confessional Narrative and A Midsummer Night’s Dream T-chart (18 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Peer Critique of Narrative Drafts (15 minutes)

     B.  Transition Words and Phrases (8 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Revise your narrative using feedback from the peer critique and include the use of transition words and phrases.

  • Character confessional narrative draft with revisions and transitions
  • Stars and Steps

Lesson 3End of Unit Assessment: Commentary on Confessional

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

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

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

     C.  Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.  Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 3 Assessment: Commentary on Confessional (20 minutes)

     B.  Peer Critique (10 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4.  Homework

     A.  Take home your narrative, revise it, and practice reading it, considering the feedback given in the peer critique.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment: Commentary on Confessional

Lesson 4Final Performance Task: Character Confessional Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Reviewing the Learning Target (2 minutes)

2.  Work Time

     A.  Performance Task: Sharing the Character Confessional Narrative with a Small Group (35 minutes)

3.  Closing and Assessment

     A.  Self-Assessment (8 minutes)

4.  Homework
     A.  None.

  • Character confessional narrative
  • Character Confessional Rubric Self-Assessment

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