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Lesson 9 - Compare and Contrast Essay: Plan Proof Paragraph 1

teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.9.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/9/a
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/5
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/4
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.2.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/2/b
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.2.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/2/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/7
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1

Lesson 9 - Compare and Contrast Essay: Plan Proof Paragraph 1

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 9 Narrative and Teacher's Guide for ELLs found under the Additional Materials tab.

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

  • CCSS.RL.6.1NC.RL.6.1CCSS.RL.6.7NC.RL.6.7CCSS.W.6.2.aNC.W.6.2.bCCSS.W.6.2.bNC.W.6.2.cCCSS.W.6.4NC.W.6.1.aNC.W.6.2.aNC.W.6.3.aCCSS.W.6.5NC.W.6.1.gNC.W.6.2.hNC.W.6.2.gCCSS.W.6.9.a

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.6.10NC.RL.6.10CCSS.W.6.10CCSS.L.6.6NC.L.6.6

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can demonstrate understanding of the excerpt from Chapter 17 of The Lightning Thief.
  • I can compare and contrast what I see and hear when I read the text to what I perceive when I watch the same scene of the film.
  • I can plan the first Proof Paragraph of a compare and contrast essay.

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students plan the first Proof Paragraph of their essays, using evidence from The Lightning Thief to support their ideas. Students will apply their learning from the Painted Essay® structure to describe the similarities between the novel and the film. Students will practice organizing the facts, concrete details, and examples into a coherent structure.

In Advance

  • Strategically decide how students will accomplish the reading for today’s class. Be mindful of and balance variety with students’ needs and their desire for choice while planning for the reading time during the lessons.
  • Review the student tasks and example answers to get familiar with what students will be required to do in the lesson (see Materials list).
  • Preread Chapter 17 in The Lightning Thief to identify words or plot points that may challenge students.
  • Prepare copies of handouts for students, including Entrance Tickets (see Materials list).
  • Cut up the Proof Paragraph 1 Strips in preparation for the activity in Work Time B.
  • Post the learning targets and applicable anchor charts (see Materials list).

Vocabulary

  • Academic (Tier Two): evidence
  • Domain-Specific (Tier Three): Proof Paragraph

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to the Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log.
  • Be sure students have access to the Compare and Contrast Film and Text: The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (assigned in Lesson 7, used in Lessons 7-10 and 12-13).
  • Be sure students have access to the Compare and Contrast Film and Text: The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (triangle) (assigned in Lesson 7, used in Lessons 7-10 and 12-13).
  • Be sure students have access to the Informative Writing Checklist (assigned in Lesson 8, used in Lessons 8-13).
  • Be sure students have access to the Informative/Explanatory Writing Plan Graphic Organizer (assigned in Lesson 8, used in Lessons 8-13).

Materials from Previous Lessons

Teacher

  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (one to display; begun in Unit 1, Lesson 5, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 1, Lesson 5, Work Time A)
  • Text Guide: The Lightning Thief (For Teacher Reference) (from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Gist Record: The Lightning Thief Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (one to display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (For Teacher Reference) (one to display; begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Compare and Contrast Film and Text: The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 2, Lesson 7, Work Time B)
  • Annotated Compare and Contrast Model Essay (For Teacher Reference) (from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time A)
  • Informative Writing Checklist (Example for Teacher Reference) (one to display; from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time C)
  • Criteria for an Effective Informative Essay Anchor Chart (one to display; from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time B)
  • Criteria for an Effective Informative Essay Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time B)
  • Domain-specific word wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1, Opening A)
  • Academic word wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1, Opening A)

Student

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (one per student; text; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Painted Essay® Template (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time C)
  • Vocabulary logs (one per student; begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time B)
  • Compare and Contrast Film and Text: The Lightning Thief Note-Catcher (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 7, Work Time B)
  • Compare and Contrast Model Essay (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time A)
  • Informative Writing Checklist (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time C)
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing Plan Graphic Organizer (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time C)

New Materials

Teacher

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2 Lesson 9 (For Teacher Reference)

Student

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 9 (one per student)
  • Sticky notes (one per student)
  • Synopsis: The Lightning Thief, Chapter 17 (one per student; one to display)
  • Yellow construction paper (one per pair)
  • Organize the Model: Proof Paragraph 1 Strips (one per pair; one to display)
  •  Digital device for each student

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