Unit 2

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In Class Activities
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Homework
Due Next Class Period
Week 1
9 - 15
Unit 1: Keyword Outline
Oral Reports
Lesson 1 “Floating
Rocks”
 Introduce the Class
 What is a KWO (Keyword
outline)
 Give an example using a simple
paragraph (do together)
 Using Abbreviations in your
outlines
 Floating Rocks KWO
 Test your KWO by
retelling it orally to a
parent
 Choose pg. 6 or pg. 8,
complete a a KWO and
turn it in next class
(choose only 1)
Week 2
9-22
Unit 1:Keyword Outline
Oral Reports
Lesson 2 “A Giant
Leap”
 Review
 Introduce Vocabulary words
lesson – create cards
 Review KWO (3 words, symbols
and abbreviations)
 Create a KWO with “A Giant
Leap”
.Week 3
9-29
Unit 2:Writing from
Outlines
Lesson 3
Dress-up: Strong
Verbs
 Introduce Vocabulary words
lesson – create cards
 5 students give oral reports
 KWO “Belling the Cat”
 5-10 minutes, practice retelling
the story to a partner
 Test your in class KWO
by retelling it orally to a
parent
 Choose pg. 14 or pg. 16,
complete a KWO and
turn it in next class
(choose only 1)
 5 Students will be using
one of their KWO they
did for hw to present to
class
 Memorize the banned
words pg. 19
 Using your KWO and the
ideas for strong verbs to
help you write your own
version of the story.
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 Brainstorm strong verbs
 Explain about using vocabulary
words in their story
 Review vocab words
Week 4
10-6
Unit 2:Writing from
Outlines
Lesson 4
Dress Ups: -ly
words, quality
adjectives
 Introduce Vocabulary words
lesson – create cards
 Review banned words
 What are –ly words
 Intro ly words in sentences
 Quality adjectives pg 28
 Brainstorm pg 32 quality adj
 KWO “The Crow and the
Peacocks”
Week 5
10-13
Unit 2:Writing from
Outlines
Lesson 3B
Creating Titles
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Review Vocabulary
Proofreading marks Tips
Review dress-ups learned so far
Hand out “basic proofreading
marks” & explain
 Proofread (peer) edits
 Teach titles from clinchers
 Pg 25
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 You can add details that
weren’t in the original
story, PLEASE type your
story and double space.
Underline the strong
verbs you put into your
story…using the
underline function on
the computer!
 Using KWO and
brainstorming pg, write
your own version of
fable (DOUBLE SPACE)
 In your story underline
each type of dress-up:
Strong verb, quality
adjective, -ly word
 Bring TYPED rough draft
to class
 Using the rough draft
you wrote and the
changes that your fellow
peer suggested, create
your FINAL DRAFT of
“Belling the Cat”
 Using the checklist on
pg 26…make sure your
writing is TYPED,
DOUBLE SPACED, TITLE
REFLECTS WORDS IN
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Week 6
10-20
Unit 2:Writing from
Outlines
Lesson 4B
 Peer Read “The Crow and the
Peacocks” rough drafts
 Discuss what are morals
 Create a Title using final
clincher
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FINAL CLINCHER,
STRONG VERBS
UNDERLINED!
Once you are done, have
your parent grade your
essay using the checklist
(BRING TO CLASS and
TURN IT IN with checklist
attached
Prepare for Vocab Quiz
next week
Complete FINAL DRAFT
of “The Crows and the
Peacock”.
Using the checklist on
pg 34…make sure your
writing is TYPED,
DOUBLE SPACED, TITLE
REFLECTS WORDS IN
FINAL CLINCHER,
STRONG VERBS, -ly
word, quality adjective
UNDERLINED!
Once you are done, have
your parent grade your
essay using the checklist
(BRING TO CLASS and
TURN IT IN with checklist
attached
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Week 7
10-27
Unit 2:Writing from
Outlines
Lesson 5
Sentence Openers
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Vocab Quiz 1
Review
Sentence openers
Practice with –ly openers
Indicating sentence openers
(#3)
 KWO “The Ants and the
Grasshopper”
 Quality adjectives and strong
verbs brainstorming
 Using your KWO, write
your own version of the
fable. It should be typed
and double spaced
 Use the checklist to
make sure you have all
the requirements
(elements of style) pg.
42
 Bring your Rough Draft
to class
Week 8
11-3
Unit 2:Writing from
Outlines
Lesson 5
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Week 9
11-10
Unit 3: Narrative Stories
Lesson 6A
Setting, Characters,
Background
 Introduce Vocabulary words
lesson – create cards
 Read “Damocles and the King”
 Complete section 1 KWO pg. 47
 Complete Final Draft of
“Ants and Grasshopper”
 Use the checklist to
make sure you have
everything that is
required
 Once you are done, have
your parent grade your
essay using the checklist
(BRING TO CLASS and
TURN IT IN with checklist
attached
 Using your
brainstorming ideas and
KWO…write your own
version of this section of
the story (save it
because you will be
Vocabulary review
Review from last week
Peer read of rough drafts
Teach alliteration pg 41
Discuss Morals and Titles
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Week 10
11-17
Week 11
12-1
Unit 3: Narrative Stories
Lesson 6B
Conflict (Plot)
Unit 3: Narrative Stories
Lesson 6C
Climax and Resolution
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 Read “Damocles and the King”
 Complete section 2 KWO pg. 49
THANKSGIVING BREAK
 Read “Damocles and the King”
 Complete section 3 KWO pg. 51
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adding 2 more sections
or paragraphs to your
writing)
 Using your
brainstorming ideas and
KWO…write your own
version of this section of
the story (save it
because you will be
adding 1 more section to
the paragraphs)
 Using your
brainstorming ideas and
KWO…write your own
version of this section of
the story. Add the last
paragraph of your story
to the previous 2
paragraphs. You should
have 3 paragraphs total.
 Use the checklist to
make sure you have all
the requirements
(elements of style) pg.
52
 Print out rough draft and
bring to class
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Week 12
12-8
Unit 3: Narrative Stories
Lesson 7
 Review vocabulary words
lessons
 Read text on page 54 “Little
Dutch Boy”
 Outline the story pg 55
 Brainstorm pg 56
 Introduce the who/which
clause pg 57
Week 13
12-15
Unit 3: Narrative Stories
Lesson 6
 Vocab Quiz 2
 In class, peer edit Damocles and
King paragraphs
 Share favorite elements of
rough draft of Damocles
paragraphs
 Review all items that must be in
paragraphs using checklist
Week 14
1-5
Poetry: Cinquain
WINTER BREAK
 Peer Edit “Little Dutch Boy”
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 Prepare for Vocab Quiz 2
next week
 Using your outline,
rewrite the story using
your own words. Include
all the elements we have
learned so far: strong
verb, -ly word, quality
adjective, who/which
clause, -ly word
sentence opener,
alliteration
 Print out your rough
draft and bring it to
class
 Complete final draft of
Damocles and the King
 Make sure you have all
the elements needed,
use the checklist
 Have parent grade the
essay and bring the
graded essay and
checklist to class next
week
 Finish your own
Cinquain poem you
started in class
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Week 15
1-12
Poetry: Five Senses
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 Explain the 3 types of poems
we will be working with
 What is a cinquain poem
 Create a sample poem as a
class
 Give students time to
brainstorm ideas pg. 77
 Create own Cinquain poem
 Share student poems
 What is a five senses poem
 Create a sample poem as a
class
 Review brainstorm ideas pg. 77
 Create own five senses poem
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 Type it and bring it to
class next week
 Practice saying it orally,
you will share in class
 Complete your final
draft of “Little Dutch
Boy” using the peer edit
suggestions.
 Finish and type your
own 5 senses poem you
started in class
 Type it and bring it to
class next week
 Practice saying it orally,
you will share in class
1. Green = Final Draft is to be complete for homework and turned in the following week
2. We will have 2 vocabulary quizzes this semester. It is important that students are reviewing the words
weekly because they are expected to put them into their writing assignments.
3. I send out a weekly email explaining what we covered in class, what the homework is for the week and
updates on how the students are doing. Please make sure I have your email.
4. Parents are expected to help students with their assignments weekly and also to grade the essays using
the checklist given with each lesson.
Kelly Plewe
Corona Learning Center
[email protected]
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Fall 2015
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