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ELA 2019 G8:M4:U1

Build Background Knowledge: Lessons from Japanese American Internment

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 1Discover Our Topic: Lessons from Japanese American Internment

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

2. Work Time

A. Infer the Topic – RI.8.1 (20 minutes)

B. Introduce the Performance Task and Module Guiding Questions – L.8.4b (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Launch Independent Research Reading – RL.8.10, RI.8.10 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read and Reflect: Students read and reflect on the module guiding questions and discuss them with their families. They should consider how the guiding questions make them feel. They can sketch or write about their ideas.

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 infer the topic of this module from text and visual resources. (RI.8.1)
  • I can select a research reading text that I want to read. (RL.8.10, RI.8.10)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 1 (RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • Work Time A: Infer the Topic: I Notice/I Wonder note-catcher (RI.8.1)

Lesson 2Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

2. Work Time

A. Read Farewell to Manzanar: Foreword, Epigraphs, and Chapter 1 – RI.8.4, L.8.4 (15 minutes)

B. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 1 – RI.8.3 (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Pair Share – RI.8.3 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Students finish completing the note-catcher for chapter 1 as needed.

B. Preread Anchor Text: Students preread chapter 2 (pages 9–20) of Farewell to Manzanar in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in chapter 1 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • I can analyze how the text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, events, and ideas in chapter 1 of Farewell to Manzanar to develop my understanding of the text. (RI.8.3)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 2 (RI.8.3)
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky note
  • Work Time B: Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher (RI.8.3)

Lesson 3Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Introduce Significant Ideas Anchor Chart – RI.8.3 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Read Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 2 – RI.8.4, L.8.4 (15 minutes)

B. Language Dive: Farewell to Manzanar, Page 12 – RI.8.3 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 2 – RI.8.3 (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Students finish completing the note-catcher for chapter 2 as needed.

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 the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in chapter 2 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • I can analyze how the text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, events, and ideas in chapter 2 of Farewell to Manzanar to develop my understanding of the text. (RI.8.3)
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky note
  • Work Time B: Language Dive note-catcher (RI.8.3, L.8.1a, L.8.5a, L.8.5c)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher (RI.8.1, RI.8.3)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Exit Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 3 (RI.8.1, RI.8.3)

Lesson 4Analyze Filmmakers’ Choices: Farewell to Manzanar, Part 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – RL.8.7 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyze Farewell to Manzanar, Part 1 – RL.8.7 (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Peer Share: Compare Text to Film Note-Catchers – RL.8.7 (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete Compare Text to Film Note-Catcher: As necessary, students add notes to their Compare Text to Film: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher, drawing on their anchor text and Connections and Distinctions note-catchers to determine how the film is faithful to or departs from the text.

B. Preread Anchor Text: Students preread chapters 3–4 (pages 21–30) of Farewell to Manzanar in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can analyze the extent to which the film Farewell to Manzanar stays faithful to or departs from the text, evaluating the filmmakers' choices. (RL.8.7)

  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 4 (RL.8.7)
  • Work Time A: Compare Text to Film: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher (RL.8.7)

Lesson 5Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapters 3–4

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

2. Work Time

A. Read Farewell to Manzanar, Chapters 3–4 – RI.8.4, L.8.4 (15 minutes)

B. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapters 3–4 – RI.8.3 (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket – RI.8.3 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Students finish completing the note-catcher for chapters 3 and 4 as needed.

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 the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in chapters 3-4 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • I can analyze how the text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, events, and ideas in chapters 3 and 4 of Farewell to Manzanar to develop my understanding of the text. (RI.8.3)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 5 (RI.8.1, RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky note
  • Work Time B: Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher (RI.8.3)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Exit Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 5 (RI.8.3, RI.8.4)

Lesson 6Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyze Vocabulary, Connections, and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 5

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyze Vocabulary, Connections, and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 5 (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Track Progress (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 analyze the figurative and connotative meanings of words as they are used in chapter 5 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.4)
  • I can analyze how the text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, events, and ideas in chapter 5 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.3)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 6
  • Work Time A: Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyze Vocabulary, Connections, and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 5 (RI.8.1, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.8.10, W.8.10, L.8.4a, L.8.4b, L.8.5a, L.8.5c)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Track Progress (RI.8.1, RI.8.4, RI.8.10, L.8.4)

Lesson 7Build Background Knowledge: Other Japanese American Internment Experiences (Lessons 7-8)

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – RI.8.1 (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Build Background Knowledge – RI.8.1 (45 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Chalk Talk – RI.8.1 (20 minutes)

B. Share Independent Research Reading – RL.8.10, RI.8.10 (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. QuickWrite about Other Internment Experiences: Students complete Homework: QuickWrite about Other Internment Experiences to write about how one of the texts read in these lessons relates to the experiences or events in Farewell to Manzanar.

B. Preread Anchor Text: Students preread chapter 7 (pages 54–58) of Farewell to Manzanar in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can draw inferences using evidence from texts to build background knowledge about other Japanese American internment experiences. (RL.8.1, RI.8.1)

  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lessons 7-8 (RI.8.1)
  • Work Time A: Building Background Knowledge chart paper responses (RL.8.1, RI.8.1)

Lesson 9Close Read: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 7

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

2. Work Time

A. Close Read: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 7 – RI.8.3 (20 minutes)

B. Culminating Task – RI.8.3 (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Collaborative Discussion – SL.8.1 (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Preread Anchor Text: Students preread chapters 8 and 9 of Farewell to Mananzar in preparation for studying these chapters in the next lesson.

  • I can analyze how the text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, events, and ideas in chapter 7 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.3)
  • I can engage effectively in a collaborative discussion about a significant idea in the text by being prepared, drawing on my notes, and following rules for collegial discussions. (SL.8.1)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 9 (RI.8.3)
  • Work Time A: Close Read: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 7 (RI.8.3)
  • Work Time B: Close Reading Culminating Task: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 7 (RI.8.3)

Lesson 10Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapters 8–9

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

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

2. Work Time

A. Read Farewell to Manzanar, Chapters 8–9 – RI.8.4, L.8.4 (15 minutes)

B. Language Dive: Farewell to Manzanar, Page 65 – SL.8.1a (10 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapters 8–9 – RI.8.3 (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Students finish completing the note-catcher for chapters 8 and 9 as needed.

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 the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in chapters 8-9 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • I can analyze how the text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, events, and ideas in chapters 8-9 of Farewell to Manzanar to develop my understanding of the text. (RI.8.3)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 10 (RI.8.4)
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky note
  • Work Time B: Language Dive: Farewell to Manzanar, Page 65 note-catcher (SL.8.1a, L.8.1b, L.8.3a)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Connections and Distinctions: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher (RI.8.3)

Lesson 11Analyze Filmmakers’ Choices: Farewell to Manzanar, Part 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner – RL.8.7 (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyze Farewell to Manzanar, Part 2 – RL.8.7 (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Make Connections to Text – RL.8.7 (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete Compare Text to Film Note-Catcher: As necessary, students add notes to their Compare Text to Film: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher, drawing on their anchor text, Connections and Distinctions note-catchers, and Close Read: Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 7 note-catchers to determine how the film is faithful to or departs from the text. They also analyze how the moments in the text and film develop significant ideas.

B. Preread Anchor Text: Students preread chapter 11 (pages 73–82) of Farewell to Manzanar in preparation for studying an excerpt from the chapter in the next lesson.

  • I can analyze the extent to which the film Farewell to Manzanar stays faithful to or departs from the text, evaluating the filmmakers' choices. (RL.8.7)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 11 (RL.8.7)
  • Work Time A: Compare Text to Film: Farewell to Manzanar note-catcher (RL.8.1, RL.8.7, RI.8.1)

Lesson 12End of Unit 1 Assessment: Collaborative Discussion: Farewell to Manzanar

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engage the Learner (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Read Farewell to Manzanar, Chapter 11 – RI.8.4, L.8.4 (15 minutes)

B. End of Unit 1 Assessment: Collaborative Discussion: Farewell to ManzanarSL.8.1a, SL.8.1b (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Track Progress: Collaborative Discussion (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Analyze Connections and Distinctions: Students complete the note-catcher for chapter 11 as needed.

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 the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in chapter 11 of Farewell to Manzanar. (RI.8.4, L.8.4)
  • I can engage effectively in collaborative discussions about one of the module guiding questions by being prepared, drawing on my notes, and following rules for collegial discussions. (SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b)
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 1, Lesson 12
  • Work Time A: Gist on sticky note
  • Work Times B and C: End of Unit 1 Assessment: Collaborative Discussion: Farewell to Manzanar (SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b)
  • Closing and Assessment A: Track Progress: Collaborative Discussion

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