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ELA G8:M3A:U3

Becoming Visible Again: Finding Freedom and Recovering Life

Lesson 1Analyzing a Thematic Concept: Becoming Visible Again, Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Language Techniques (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing the Thematic Concept: Becoming Visible Again (33 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Preview Homework (1 minute)

4. Homework

A. Read the epilogue, pages 381–389 in Unbroken, and complete the structured notes

  • Unbroken structured notes, pages 354–380 (from homework)
  • Text-Dependent Questions: Becoming Visible Again note-catcher

Lesson 2Launching the Performance Task: Thematic Statement and Narrative Prompt

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Language Techniques (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2. WorkTime

A. Introducing Thematic Statements (23 minutes)

B. Launching the Performance Task (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4. Homework

A. Read pages 389–398 in Unbroken and complete the structured notes. 

  • Unbroken structured notes, pages 381–389 (from homework)
  • Unbroken Thematic Statements handout

Lesson 3Researching Mine Okubo: Gathering Textual Evidence

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. Gathering Textual Evidence about Miné Okubo (32 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Finish reading the informational text about Miné Okubo’s life that you began in class today. Choose the moment in Okubo’s life that your narrative will describe. (The four choices are listed on the Narrative Writing: Becoming Visible Again after Internment handout from Lesson 2.) In writing, answer this question: “Based on your research, why did you choose this moment?”

  • Unbroken structured notes, pages 389–398 (from homework)
  • Narrative Writing: Becoming Visible Again after Internment note-catcher

Lesson 4Narrative Writing: Planning the Plot

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Planning the Narrative (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2. WorkTime

A. Becoming Visible Again: Mapping the Model Narrative (28 minutes)

B. Becoming Visible Again: Mapping My Narrative (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4. Homework

A. Finish mapping out your narrative on the Narrative Writing: Becoming Visible Again after Internment story map. Be prepared to share your story map and explain why you included these details during a peer critique in the next lesson.

  • Narrative Writing: Becoming Visible Again after Internment story map

Lesson 5Narrative Writing: Planning Narrative Techniques

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer: Peer Critique of Story Map (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (1 minute)

2. Work Time

A. Planning the Narrative: Narrative Techniques (20 minutes)

B. Peer Critique of Narrative and Language Techniques Planner (8 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (1 minute)

4. Homework

A. Use feedback from today’s peer critiques to finalize your story map and your narrative and language techniques planner. 

  • Narrative Writing: Becoming Visible Again after Internment story map (from homework)
  • Narrative and Language Techniques: Becoming Visible Again after Internment planner

Lesson 6Mid-Unit Assessment: Single Draft Narrative

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit Assessment: Single-Draft Narrative (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (2 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Be sure to have completed your independent reading in order to write a book review in the next lesson.

  • Narrative and Language Techniques: Becoming Visible Again after Internment planner (from homework)
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment:  Single Draft Narrative

Lesson 7End of Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 3 Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques (25 minutes)

B. Independent Reading Book Review (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Previewing Homework (3 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete your independent reading book review

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment
  • Independent reading book review

Lesson 8Final Performance Task: Becoming Visible Again

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Writer (2 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (1 minute)

2. Work Time

A. Read-aloud Circles (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Self-Assessment of Performance Task (12 minutes)

4. Homework

A. None. 

  • Independent reading book review (from homework)
  • Final Performance Task: Narrative Writing: Becoming Visible Again After Internment (Group Presentation and Reflection)  
  • Self-assessment of performance task

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