Sarah O’Keefe – 8th Grade Summit ELA 9/28/15-10/02/15 Stage 1 Desired Results CCS: RL.9.1, RL.9.2, RL.9.3, RL.9.6, W.9.3, W.9.7, W.9.10, SL.9.1, L.9.1, L.9.2, L.9.4 Transfer Students will be able to independently use their learning to… (“I can” statements) …annotate a text to activate active reading …recognize and analyze the elements of a story’s plot and the author’s method of characterization …analyze elements of a personal essay, including its purpose structure, central idea, and supporting details …use text features and graphic aids to analyze and understand a nonfiction text …analyze imagery and figurative language to better understand a memoir UNDERSTANDINGS Students will understand that… -Annotation is a valuable tool -Setting a purpose for reading and generating questions will aid in comprehension - ENGLISH: Informative writing Vocabulary Workshop Unit 14 Students will know… -context clues - author’s purpose Meaning ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS 1. Is it possible to reconcile or assimilate two cultures without conflict? 2. How does a name define a person? (Summit) 3. How is identity formed and maintained? 4. How do traditions, the past, and history inform or change the present? Acquisition Students will be skilled at… -active reading -discussion - how to identify figurative language - recognize relevant details -literary analysis -annotating Stage 2 - Evidence Evaluative Criteria Accuracy Timeliness Knowledge Base Participation Assessment Evidence PERFORMANCE TASK(S): Vocabulary Annotating Critical thinking activity OTHER EVIDENCE: Informal observation Discussion Stage 3 – Learning Plan Summary of Key Learning Events and Instruction ELA Day One – Learning Center Day Two- Skill keeper/AR/Close read: “Golden Glass” by Alma Luz Villanueva. Set a purpose for reading, analyze story characters, and cite text evidence. Day Three – Skill keeper/AR/Annotate and continue with “Golden Glass”. Day Four – Skill keeper/AR/Literary Analysis Day Five – Skill keeper/AR/Personal essay/memoir of “Bonne Annee” by Jean-Pierre Benoit SUMMIT Day One- Learning Center Day Two- Skill keeper/AR/Begin novel study; “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol. ACTIVE reading/annotate/Literary elements/identify figurative language. Day Three- Skill keeper/AR/Introduce close read Day Four- Skill keeper/AR/Continue with close read Day Five- Skill keeper/AR/Annotate, analyze the text ENGLISH Day One – Vocab unit 14 exam …. Day Two – Unit 14/Informative writing with tablets Day Three –Unit 14/Informative writing with tablets Day Four – Unit 14/Informative writing/Vocabulary review game Day Five – Unit 14 exam/Informative writing Modifications for diverse learners as per individual students IEP provided by Mr. McDonald.