Lesson plan

Lesson 8 - Write a Narrative: Plan Character and Setting

teaches Common Core State Standards W.8.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8/5
teaches Common Core State Standards W.8.3.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8/3/a

Lesson 8 - Write a Narrative: Plan Character and Setting

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 8 Narrative and Lesson 8 ELL Considerations found under the Additional Materials tab.

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

  • CCSS.W.8.3.aNC.W.8.3.b CCSS.W.8.5NC.W.8.1.gNC.W.8.2.hNC.W.8.3.g

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.8.4NC.RL.8.4 CCSS.RL.8.10NC.RL.8.10 CCSS.W.8.4NC.W.8.1.aNC.W.8.2.aNC.W.8.3.a CCSS.W.8.10 CCSS.SL.8.1NC.SL.8.1 CCSS.L.8.4NC.SL.8.4 CCSS.L.8.6NC.L.8.6

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can demonstrate understanding of the excerpt of Chapter 17 of Summer of the Mariposas
  • I can create a character profile for my new, modernized monster.
  • I can use the original settings in Summer of the Mariposas to create an appropriate setting for my narrative.

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students will read and demonstrate understanding of Chapter 17 of Summer of the Mariposas. Then they will plan their character profiles and settings for their narratives, using the research notes from Lesson 7.

In Advance

  • Prepare Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 8
  • Strategically pair students for partner work in Work Time B. 
  • Ensure there is a copy of Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 8 at each student’s workspace. 
  • Post the Learning Targets and applicable anchor charts (see Materials list).

 Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson and new digital materials to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to 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.

New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Character and Setting Planner (students will access this digital material in Lessons 8, 9 and 10)

Vocabulary 

  • Academic (Tier Two): character profile, dissipated, setting
  • Domain-Specific (Tier Three): N/A

Materials from Previous Lessons

Teacher

  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 4, Opening B)
  • Academic word wall (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Chart paper of Spanish words (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Text Guide: Summer of the Mariposas (For Teacher Reference)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time D)

Student

  • Summer of the Mariposas (text; from Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Vocabulary logs (one per student; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Model Narrative: “Peuchen” (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time A)
  • Note-Catcher with Research Notes (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 7, Work Time B)

New Materials

Teacher

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 8 (Answers for Teacher Reference)
  • Character and Setting: “The Peuchen” (one to display)

Student

  •  Digital device for each student
  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 8 (one per student)
  • Sticky notes (one per student)
  • Synopsis: Summer of the Mariposas, Chapter 17
  • Character and Setting: “The Peuchen” (one per student)
  • Character and Setting Planner (one per student)
  • Homework: Text Dependent Questions: Character and Setting (one per student; from Homework Resources)

 

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