Lesson plan

Lesson 11 - Compare and Contrast Essay: Plan Conclusion

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.f http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/2/f
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 11 - Compare and Contrast Essay: Plan Conclusion

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 11 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.fNC.W.6.2.gCCSS.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.hCCSS.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.SL.6.1NC.SL.6.1CCSS.L.6.6NC.L.6.6

Daily Learning Targets

  • 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 conclusion of a compare and contrast essay with a strong reflection.

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students engage in a Language Dive, which facilitates a closer look at a key sentence in the conclusion of the model essay. This Language Dive will give students the opportunity to practice a structure that may be useful as they write the conclusions of their own essays.
  • Students also plan the concluding paragraphs of their essays, in which they compare and contrast the experience of reading a scene in a story with the experience of watching the same scene in a film.

In Advance

  • Review the student tasks and example answers to get familiar with what students will be required to do in the lesson (see Materials list).
  • Preview the Language Dive Guide, and invite conversation among students to address the language goals suggested under each sentence chunk strip. Select from the questions and goals provided to best meet the students’ needs.
  • Prepare the Language Dive sentence chunk strips for students to physically manipulate.
  • Prepare copies of handouts for students, including Entrance Tickets (see Materials list).
  • Post the learning targets and applicable anchor charts (see Materials list).

Vocabulary

  • Academic (Tier Two): fantastic, journey, perhaps

 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 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).
  • Be sure students have access to the Unit 2 Digital Vocabulary Log.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

Materials from Previous Lessons

Teacher

  • Annotated Compare and Contrast Model Essay (For Teacher Reference) (Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time A)
  • 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)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (one to display; from 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)
  • Academic word wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1, Opening A)

Student

  • Informative/Explanatory Writing Plan Graphic Organizer (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time B)
  • Compare and Contrast Model Essay (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time A)
  • Painted Essay® Template (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time C)
  • Informative Writing Checklist (one per student; begun in Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time C)

New Materials

Teacher

  • Language Dive Guide: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Conclusion and Reflection (For Teacher Reference)
  • Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Conclusion and Reflection Note-Catcher (Example for Teacher Reference)
  • Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Conclusion and Reflection Sentence Chunk Strips (one to display)

Student

  • Language Dive: Compare and Contrast Model Essay, Conclusion and Reflection Note-Catcher (one per student)

  •  Digital device for each student

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