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ELA 2019 G8:M1:U3

Compare and Contrast Essay: Summer of the Mariposas and Latin American Folklore

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 10-18 lessons. The Unit-at-a-Glance charts, available on the grade-level landing pages, break down each unit's lessons, showing CCS standards, agenda breakdown, daily learning targets, and ongoing assessments. The charts also indicate which lessons include mid- and end of unit assessments and the performance task.

Lesson 1Close Read Summer of the Mariposas, Author’s Note

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – L.8.4a (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Read: Summer of the Mariposas, Author's Note – RI.8.2 (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Culminating Task – RI.8.2 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Selected and Constructed Response Questions: Using Homework: Selected and Constructed Response Questions: Central Idea, students answer selected and constructed response questions about the central idea of chapter 17 of Summer of the Mariposas.

B. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can determine a central idea and how it is conveyed through details in Summer of the Mariposas, author's note. (RI.8.1, RI.8.2)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (RL.8.4, L.8.4a)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Close Reading Culminating Task: Summer of the Mariposas, Author's Note (RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, L.8.4)

Lesson 2Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Determine a Central Idea

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

B. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Determine a Central Idea – RI.8.2 (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Track Progress (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can determine a central idea and how it is conveyed through details in an informational text. (RI.8.1, RI.8.2)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket
  • Work Time A: Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Determine a Central Idea (RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, RI.8.10, L.8.4a, L.8.4c, L.8.4d)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Track Progress - Read, Understand, and Explain a New Text (RI.8.1, RI.8.4, RI.8.10, L.8.4)

Lesson 3Close Read: La Llorona

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Read: La LloronaRL.8.2 (25 minutes)

B. Pair Write: Summary – RL.8.2 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflect on Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Understanding Vocabulary: Using Homework: Informational Texts and Vocabulary, students explain domain-specific and academic vocabulary from previous lessons in their own words. Then they use real-world examples to further explain to their reader.

B. Preread Anchor Text: Students should preread chapters 18 and 19 of Summer of the Mariposas in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can determine a theme and how it is conveyed through details in La Llorona. (RL.8.1, RL.8.2)
  • I can write an objective summary of La Llorona. (RL.8.1, RL.8.2)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (RL.8.2)
  • Work Time A: Close Reading Culminating Task: La Llorona
  • Work Time B: Summary Paragraph in Culminating Task recording form

Lesson 4Compare and Contrast Depictions of La Llorona, Part I

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – RL.8.3 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Read Summer of the Mariposas, Chapters 18–19 Excerpts (20 minutes)

B. Model: Compare Depictions of La Llorona – RL.8.9 (5 minutes)

C. Partner Work: Compare Depictions of La Llorona – RL.8.9 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Whole Group Share – RL.8.9 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Compare and Contrast: Using Homework: Compare and Contrast Characters, students compare and contrast two monsters from Summer of the Mariposas and use evidence from the text to support their claims.

B. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can demonstrate understanding of an excerpt of chapters 18 and 19 of Summer of the Mariposas.
  • I can compare the depiction of La Llorona in La Llorona with the depiction in Summer of the Mariposas. (RL.8.1, RL.8.9)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (RL.8.3)
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky notes 
  • Work Time C: Compare and Contrast La Llorona note-catcher (RL.8.1, RL.8.9)

Lesson 5Compare and Contrast Depictions of La Llorona, Part II

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Read Summer of the Mariposas, Chapter 20 Excerpt (10 minutes)

B. Compare and Contrast Depictions of La Llorona – RL.8.9 (10 minutes)

C. Whole Group Share – RL.8.9 (5 minutes)

D. Compare and Contrast Modernized Monster – RL.8.9 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflect on Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Compare and Contrast: Using Homework: Modernization of Characters, students compare and contrast the modernized and original depictions of a popular fairy tale character.

B. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can demonstrate understanding of the excerpt of chapter 20 of Summer of the Mariposas.
  • I can compare and contrast depictions of La Llorona in La Llorona with those in Summer of the Mariposas. (RL.8.1, RL.8.9)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (RL.8.4, L.8.4a)
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky notes
  • Work Time B: Compare and Contrast La Llorona note-catcher (RL.8.1, RL.8.9)
  • Work Time D: Compare and Contrast Monster note-catcher (RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.9)

Lesson 6Painted Essay®: Analyze a Model

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Introduce Painted Essay® – W.8.2 (20 minutes)

B. Model: Analyze the Model Essay – W.8.2 (5 minutes)

C. Partner Work: Analyze the Model Essay – W.8.2 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflection on Painted Essay® Structure and Informative Checklist – W.8.2 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Character Depictions: Using Homework: Compare and Contrast Character Depictions, students identify details from Summer of the Mariposas that support claims about the depiction of a character.

B. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can analyze a Painted Essay® model to generate criteria of an effective compare and contrast essay. (RI.8.1, W.8.2)
  • I can analyze a model essay to determine criteria for my essay on a modernized monster. (RI.8.1, W.8.2)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (RL.8.4, L.8.4a)
  • Work Time A and Closing and Assessment A: Painted Essay® template (RL.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.9a)
  • Work Time B and Work Time C: Informative Writing Checklist (RI.8.1, W.8.2)

Lesson 7Write a Compare and Contrast Essay: Draft the Introduction

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – W.8.2a (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: Focus Statement – W.8.2a (10 minutes)

B. Analyze the Model and Plan an Introduction – W.8.2a (10 minutes)

C. Draft an Introduction – W.8.2a (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Pair-Share – W.8.5 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Preread Anchor Text: Students should preread chapter 21 of Summer of the Mariposas in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can draft an introduction to a compare and contrast essay that includes a strong focus statement. (W.8.2a, W.8.4)
  • I can give kind, helpful, and specific feedback to my partner. (W.8.5, SL.8.1)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (W.8.2a)
  • Work Time A: Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay Focus Statement (W.8.2a, W.8.4, L.8.5b)
  • Work Time C: Draft of Introduction (RL.8.9, W.8.2a, W.8.4)

Lesson 8Write a Compare and Contrast Essay: Draft Proof Paragraph 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – W.8.2b (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Read and Discuss: Summer of the Mariposas, Chapter 21 Excerpt (10 minutes)

B. Plan Proof Paragraph 1 – W.8.5 (10 minutes)

C. Draft Proof Paragraph 1 – W.8.2b (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Pair-Share – W.8.5 (5 minutes) 

4. Homework

A. Preread Anchor Text: Students should preread chapter 22 of Summer of the Mariposas in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can demonstrate understanding of the excerpt of chapter 21 of Summer of the Mariposas.

  • I can draft the first Proof Paragraph of a compare and contrast essay. (W.8.2b, W.8.5)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (W.8.2b)
  • Work Time B: Proof Paragraph 1 of Essay (RL.8.1, RL.8.9, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.4, W.8.9)

Lesson 9Write a Compare and Contrast Essay: Draft Proof Paragraph 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – RL.8.3 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Read and Discuss: Summer of the Mariposas, Chapter 22 Excerpt (10 minutes)

B. Plan Proof Paragraph 2 – W.8.5 (10 minutes)

C. Draft Proof Paragraph 2 – W.8.2b (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Pair-Share – W.8.5 (5 minutes) 

4. Homework

A. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can demonstrate understanding of the excerpt of chapter 21 of Summer of the Mariposas.
  • I can draft the second Proof Paragraph of a compare and contrast essay. (W.8.2b, W.8.5)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (RL.8.3)
  • Work Time B: Proof Paragraph 2 of Essay (RL.8.1, RL.8.9, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.4, W.8.9)

Lesson 10Write a Compare and Contrast Essay: Draft a Conclusion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – W.8.2f (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Language Dive: Model Essay: “Peuchen,” Paragraph 4 – W.8.2f (10 minutes)

B. Plan Conclusion – W.8.5 (15 minutes)

C. Draft Conclusion – W.8.2f (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Pair-Share – W.8.5 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Transitions: Using Homework: Selected and Constructed Response Questions: Draft a Conclusion and Transitions, students answer selected and constructed response questions about transition words and phrases in a concluding paragraph.

B. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can plan and draft the conclusion of a compare and contrast essay with a strong reflection. (W.8.2f, W.8.5)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (W.8.2f)
  • Work Time A: Language Dive on Reflection (W.8.2f, W.8.4)
  • Work Time B: Plan Conclusion of Essay (RL.8.1, RL.8.9, W.8.2f, W.8.5, W.8.9)
  • Work Time C: Draft Conclusion of Essay (RL.8.1, RL.8.9, W.8.2f, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.9)

Lesson 11Plan End of Unit 3 Assessment Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – W.8.5 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Guided Practice: Plan End of Unit 3 Assessment Essay – W.8.5 (15 minutes) 

B. Independent Practice: Plan End of Unit 3 Assessment Essay – W.8.5 (10 minutes)

C. Peer Critique: End of Unit 3 Assessment Writing Plan – W.8.5 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflect on Learning Targets (5 minutes) 

4. Homework

A. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can plan an informative essay that has points that are supported by facts and details. (W.8.2, W.8.5)
  • I can give kind, helpful, and specific feedback to my partner. (W.8.5, SL.8.1)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (W.8.2, W.8.5)
  • Work Time A: Compare and Contrast Informative Writing Plan graphic organizer (W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.5)
  • Work Time C: Peer Critique (W.8.5, SL.8.1)

Lesson 12End of Unit 3 Assessment: Write a Compare and Contrast Essay

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Return Mid-Unit 3 Assessments with Feedback (5 minutes)

B. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 3 Assessment: Write a Compare and Contrast Essay – W.8.2 (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Track Progress – W.8.2 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can write an essay that compares and contrasts the depiction of a monster in folklore from Latin America and in my modernized narrative. (RL.8.9, W.8.2)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket
  • Work Time A: End of Unit 3 Assessment: Write a Compare and Contrast Essay (RL.8.1, RL.8.9, RI.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.9a, W.8.10)

Lesson 13Introduce the Performance Task

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Introduce Work to Contribute to a Better World – SL.8.1 (10 minutes)

B. Generate Webpage Criteria – W.8.4 (10 minutes)

C. Begin to Create Webpage – W.8.6 (10 minutes)

D. Summary: Class Website Homepage – W.8.4 (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflect on Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can generate criteria for an effective webpage. (W.8.4)

  • I can use technology to create a webpage. (W.8.6)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (W.8.6)

  • Work Time B: Performance Task anchor chart (W.8.4, W.8.6)

Lesson 14Performance Task: Create a Webpage

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – W.8.4 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Create a Webpage – W.8.6 (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Partner Share – SL.8.1 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Independent Research Reading: Students read for at least 20 minutes in their independent research reading text. Then they select a prompt and write a response in their independent reading journal.

  • I can use technology to create a webpage. (W.8.4, W.8.6)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket (W.8.6)
  • Work Time A: Performance Task webpage (RI.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.8.6, W.8.9b, W.8.10, L.8.6)

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