Lesson plan

Lesson 10 - Write a Narrative: Narrative Techniques

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

Lesson 10 - Write a Narrative: Narrative Techniques

To learn more about this lesson and English Language Learner considerations, read the Lesson 10 Narrative and Lesson 10 ELL Considerations found under the Additional Materials tab.

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

  • CCSS.W.8.3.bNC.W.8.3.c CCSS.W.8.3.cNC.W.8.3.d CCSS.W.8.5NC.W.8.1.gNC.W.8.2.aNC.W.8.2.hNC.W.8.3.aNC.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.W.8.4NC.W.8.1.aNC.W.8.2.aNC.W.8.3.a CCSS.W.8.6 NC.W.8.6CCSS.W.8.10CCSS.SL.8.1NC.SL.8.1 CCSS.L.8.6NC.L.8.6

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can identify where to speed up and slow down pacing in my narrative to engage the reader.

Purpose of Lesson:

  • In this lesson, students will analyze the model narrative for dialogue and descriptive language to identify how authors speed up and slow down pacing in their narratives. Then students will practice strengthening and writing by adjusting narrative pacing and adding transition words.

In Advance:

  • Prepare the following:
    • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 10
    • Copies of Transition Words handout 
  • Review the Model Narrative: Pacing (Example for Teacher Reference) and take note of when and how the author sped up or slowed down the plot within the narrative. 
  • Post the Learning Targets and applicable anchor charts (see Materials list). 
  • Ensure there is a copy of Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 10 at each student’s workspace.

Vocabulary: 

  • Academic (Tier Two): pacing, transition (A)
  • Domain-Specific (Tier Three): N/A

 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 their Character and Setting Planner (assigned in Lesson 8, used in Lessons 8, 9 and 10).
  • Be sure students have access to their Narrative Writing Checklist (assigned in Lesson 6, used in Lessons 6, 10 and 11).
  • Be sure students have access to their Storyboard Graphic Organizer or Storyboard Graphic Organizer (triangle) (assigned in Lesson 9, used in Lessons 9, 10 and 11, and Unit 3, Lesson 5).
  • Be sure students have access to their 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

  • Close Readers Do These Things Anchor Chart (one for display; Unit 1, Lesson 4, Opening B)
  • Academic word wall (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (Example for Teacher Reference); from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time D)
  • Work to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (one for display; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time D)
  • Storyboard Graphic Organizer (Example for Teacher Reference) (from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time A)

Student

  • Vocabulary logs (one per student; from Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Summer of the Mariposas (text; one per student; from Unit 1, Lesson 1, Work Time C)
  • Model Narrative: “Peuchen” (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 6, Work Time A)
  • Character and Setting Planner (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 8, Work Time C)
  • Storyboard Graphic Organizer (one per student; from Unit 2, Lesson 9, Work Time A)

New Materials:

Teacher

  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 10 (Answers for Teacher Reference)
  • Model Narrative: Pacing (Example for Teacher Reference)
  • Equity Sticks

Student

  •  Digital device for each student
  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 2, Lesson 10 (one per student)
  • Purple colored pencils (one per student)
  • Green colored pencils (one per student)
  • Transition Words handout (one per student)
  • Homework: Selected Response Questions: Narrative Techniques (one per student; from Homework Resources)

 

 

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