W.RC.6.1 Write routinely and persevere in writing tasks over short and extended time frames, for a range of domain specific tasks, and for a variety of purposes and audiences.
C.MC.1.1 Prepare for and engage in conversations to explore complex ideas, concepts, and texts; build coherent lines of thinking.
C.MC.1.2 Participate in discussions; share evidence that supports the topic, text, or issue; connect the ideas of several speakers and respond with relevant ideas, evidence, and observations.
C.MC.1.5 Consider new ideas and diverse perspectives of others when forming opinions; qualify or justify views based on evidence presented regarding a topic, text, or issue.
1) TSWBAT to identify and show knowledge of the function of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs by the end of the grammar mini-lesson.
2) TSWBAT determine the themes, analyze the tree’s character, and recognize personification in The Giving Tree.
Turn in your argument essay.
Pre-assessment on adjectives and verbs
Mini-lesson on adjectives and verbs
Formative assessment on mini-lesson
The Giving Tree read aloud
Class discussion: theme, the tree’s character, give and take/sacrifice, and personification)
Closing activity: Write a short response on the people who are the “giving trees” in your life.
*Take up 3rd period’s books and return 1st period’s.
Argument essay, pre-assessment before mini-lesson, formative assessment after mini-lesson, class discussion, short response after class discussion
Read 15 pages and write four sticky notes.
Think-pair-share, dialogue and support, mini-lesson, examples/
demonstrations, essay choice
See Thursday’s LP.
TSWBAT classify statements according to the three ways of thinking on the quiz.
TSWBAT analyze “Harrison Bergeron” and use textual evidence to support his or her thematic analysis.
Read for 10 minutes.
Quiz on the three types of thinking.
Read “Harrison Bergeron” aloud to the class. (The students will follow along with the text if possible.)
Class discussion: Equality is not about equal skills but equal importance and equal opportunity. Also, the themes of power and resistance will be considered.
Quiz, class discussion
Read 15 pages and write four sticky notes. X2
Independent reading, assessment, essay choice
*These lesson plans are subject to change based on schedule modifications.
**Greek and Latin roots will be introduced next week (Monday, August 31).
Note: All three classes will be completing the same first unit—classroom community. This unit topic is essential for my students in order to further develop their communication skills and ease with one another.