Reading Fiction_Curriculum_Bridge II
Reading Fiction Curriculum
FastTRAC Bridge Project-Bridge II
Designer: Tammy Twiggs
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Contents
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Module Map
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Module Benchmarks
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Module Activity Grid
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Hour-by-hour lesson plan
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Reading Fiction_Curriculum_Bridge II
Unit Map
Activity 2:
Literary Elements
PowerPoint.
Activity 1:
Literary terms for
prose fiction
matching activity.
Activity 3:
“After Twenty
Years” analysis
activity.
Final Product:
“The Necklace”
PowerPoint
presentation.
Section 1:
“The Bet” Literary
Analysis and
constructed
response.
Activity 4:
What is a
constructed
response?
Activity 5:
“The Bet” analysis
activity.
Activity 1:
PowerPoint minipractice.
Activity 6:
Analysis- 2
constructed
responses for “The
Bet”.
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Section 2:
“The Necklace”
analysis notetaking activity.
Activity 3:
“The Necklace“
literary analysis.
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Activity 2:
“The Necklace“
discussion
questions.
Reading Fiction_Curriculum_Bridge II
Unit Benchmarks
SCANS Skill Focus: : Information: A. Acquires and Evaluates information; B. Organizes and maintains information; C. Interprets
and communicates information; D. Uses computers to process information
Final Unit Product (Description): Analyze the short story “The Necklace” by producing a PowerPoint presentation.
Section Product:
 Learners will
produce…
Section Product 1:
Do literary analysis and
constructed response
of the short story “The
Bet”.
Reading
*Strategies
Speaking/Listening
*Grammar Focus
 Read “After Twenty 
Years”
 Read “What is a
Constructed
Response?”
 Read “The Bet”
 Analyze two
constructed
responses.
 Match literary terms  Reading and
to meaning
analyzing literature
 Complete “After
Twenty Years”
analysis activity.
 Complete “The Bet”
analysis activity.
 View the Literary
Elements
PowerPoint
Section Product 2:
Do in-depth literary
analysis notes for the
short story “The
Necklace”.
 Read the short story  Discuss “The
“The Necklace”.
Necklace”
 Complete “The
Necklace” literary
analysis activity.
 Complete “The
Necklace” notetaking activity.
 Complete the
PowerPoint minipractice
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Writing
*Grammar Focus
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Post-Secondary Skills Technology
 Reading and
analyzing literature
Reading Fiction_Curriculum_Bridge II
Module Title: Reading Fiction
Unit Plan: Citizenship
CASAS or TABE Forn/Level: TABE: 6-8 Module Duration: 20 hours_
SCANS Skill Focus: Information: A. Acquires and Evaluates information; B. Organizes and maintains information; C. Interprets and
communicates information; D. Uses computers to process information
Section Product 1 (S1)
Description:
Do literary analysis and
constructed response of
the short story “The Bet”.
Materials:
Copy of “The Bet” by Anton
Chekhov (S1)
Section Product 2 (S2)
Description:
Do in-depth literary
analysis notes for the short
story “The Necklace”.
Materials
 Literary Terms for Prose
Fiction (S1-A1)
 Literary Elements PowerPoint
(S1-A2)
 “After Twenty Years” short
story (S1-A3)
 “The Bet” analysis activity
 “The Bet” constructed
responses
Materials
 Worksheet: PowerPoint minipractice (S2-A1)
Activity Product 1 (S1-A1) Activity Product 2 (S1-A2) Activity Product 3 (S1-A3)
Matching activity of literary
terms
Literary elements PowerPoint
“After Twenty Years” analysis
activity
Activity Product 4 (S1-A4) Activity Product 5 (S1-A5) Activity Product 6 (S1-A6)
What is a constructed response? “The Bet” analysis activity
“The Bet” two constructed
responses
Activity Product 1 (S2-A1) Activity Product 2 (S2-A2) Activity Product 3 (S2-A3)
PowerPoint mini-practice
“The Necklace” Discussion
“The Necklace” literary analysis.
Activity Product 4 (S2-A4) Activity Product 5 (S2-A5) Activity Product 6 (S2-A6)
Materials:
Copy of “The Necklace” by Guy
de Maupassant
“The Necklace” note-taking page
(S2)
Final Product (FP)
Analyze the short story
“The Necklace” by
producing a PowerPoint
presentation.
Materials
 PowerPoint program
 Computers
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Final Product Description
Analyze the short story “The Necklace” by producing a PowerPoint presentation.
Present these to the class.
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Reading Fiction_Curriculum_Bridge II
Sample Planning Calendar
Hour Plan
by
Hour
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Introduce literary terms for prose fiction by reading the terms out loud as a whole group. Give
examples and in-depth clarification. Have students do the matching activity and then go over it.
2
Show the literary elements PowerPoint and have learners take notes.
3
Read the short story “After Twenty Years” by O. Henry out loud, letting various learners read.
Stop periodically to discuss what is going on.
4
As a whole group, with the teacher leading, look for the following in the story: setting, conflict,
characters, mood, plot, and theme.
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Give the students “After Twenty Years” analysis questions and tell them they can work with a
partner or individually. Turn in and check.
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Introduce “What is a constructed response?” Read out loud together.
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Read the short story “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov out loud and highlight: setting, conflict,
characters, mood, plot, and theme.
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Finish reading “The Bet” and analysis.
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Give the students “The Bet Analysis Questions” and tell them to complete just the multiple choice.
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Project the document “Two constructed responses for ‘The Bet’”. Read together and
compare/contrast the two responses.
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Have students write their own constructed response of “The Bet” using the topic prompt on The
Bet Analysis Questions.
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Introduce PowerPoint tutorials using the “PowerPoint Mini-Practice” worksheet.
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Work on mini-PowerPoint
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Finish mini-PowerPoint
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Hour Plan
by
Hour
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Give the students a copy of “The Necklace”. Have them read it silently. When they are finished,
have them do the Necklace discussion questions with a partner.
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Finish “The Necklace” discussion questions. Do “The Necklace” literary analysis and turn it in.
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Complete “The Necklace” note-taking activity.
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Introduce “The Necklace” PowerPoint activity presentation
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Work on the PowerPoint presentation
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Students give presentations to class.
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Students give presentations to class.
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