Lesson plan

Lesson 14 - Peer Critique: Compare and Contrast A Long Walk to Water and “The ‘Lost Girls’ of Sudan”

teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/5
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.2.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/2/d
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.2.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/2/c
teaches Common Core State Standards L.7.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/6

Lesson 14 - Peer Critique: Compare and Contrast A Long Walk to Water and “The ‘Lost Girls’ of Sudan”

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 14 Narrative and Lesson 14 Teacher's Guide for ELLs found under the Additional Materials tab.

Focus Standards (These are the standards the instruction addresses.)

  • CCSS.W.7.2.cCCSS.W.7.2.dNC.W.7.2.dNC.W.7.2.eCCSS.W.7.5NC.W.7.1.gNC.W.7.2.hNC.W.7.3.gCCSS.L.7.6NC.L.7.6

Supporting Standards (These are the standards that are incidental - no direct instruction in this lesson, but practice of these standards occurs as a result of addressing the focus standards.)

  • CCSS.RL.7.9NC.RL.7.9CCSS.W.7.4NC.W.7.1.aNC.W.7.2.aNC.W.7.3.aCCSS.W.7.6NC.W.7.4CCSS.W.7.9CCSS.L.7.2.bNC.L.7.2.bCCSS.L.7.3NC.L.7.3

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can provide kind, specific, and helpful feedback to peers.
  • I can revise my essay to use appropriate transitions among ideas.
  • I can revise my essay to use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.

Purpose of Lesson:

  • In this lesson, students provide feedback to partners on their Informative Essays and revise their own writing to incorporate or strengthen transitions. 

In Advance:

  • Ensure there is a copy of Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 14 at each student’s workspace.
  • Determine pairs for Work Times B and C.
  • Ask a student if he or she is willing to share his or her writing to help model the Peer Critique in Work Times B and C.
  • Post the Learning Targets and applicable Anchor Charts (see Materials list).

Vocabulary: 

  • Academic (Tier Two): domain-specific vocabulary, precise, specific
  • Domain-Specific (Tier Three): feedback, transitions

Materials from Previous Lessons:

Teacher

  • Academic word wall (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Opening A)
  • Domain-specific word wall (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time B)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 5, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening B)
  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 4, Opening A)

Student

  • Affix List (one per student; from Affix List section)
  • Vocabulary log (one per student; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Compare and Contrast Model Essay (one per student and one for display; from Unit 2, Lesson 7, Work Time A)
  • A Long Walk to Water (text; one per student; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • “The ‘Lost Girls’ of Sudan” article (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 1, Work Time A)
  • Informative Writing Plan Graphic Organizer (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 9, Work Time C)
  • End of Unit 2 Assessment: Compare and Contrast A Long Walk to Water and “The ‘Lost Girls’ of Sudan" (one per student; from Unit 2, Lessons 12–13, Work Time A)

New Materials:

Teacher

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 14 (Answers for Teacher Reference)
  • Language Dive Guide: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Transitions (For Teacher Reference)
  • Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Transitions Note-Catcher (Example for Teacher Reference)
  • Chart paper
  • Peer Critique Anchor Chart (one for display; co-created in Work Time B)
  • Peer Critique Anchor Chart (For Teacher Reference)
  • Student Compare and Contrast draft (optional; one to display; see Teaching Notes.)

Student

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 14 (one per student)
  • Online or print dictionaries (including ELL and home language dictionaries; one per small group of students)
  • Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Transitions Sentence Chunk Strips (one per pair of students and one for display)
  • Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Transitions Note-Catcher (one per student and one for display)
  • Directions for Peer Critique (one per student and one for display)
  • Sticky notes (several per student)
  • Purple colored pencils (one per student)

 

 

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