World Lit: Brief pause for USATestPrep….

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

  1. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
  2. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
  3. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
  4. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
  5. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

Learning Target: I can compose a narrative about my childhood that begins to show my cultural identity through a story.

Opening Session: Grab a laptop! We are going to do a diagnostic USATestPrep assessment today.

  1. Log in to USATestPrep. If you’ve never used it before, you’ll need to create an account.
  2. Click “Join a Class” and find my name. Make sure you join the right semester/block class 🙂
  3. Take the assessment I’ve assigned to you!

Work Session: After you finish USATestPrep, you can go back to working on your cultural identity paper until everyone is done. Continue your revising, editing, deleting, adding, fixing, and so on and so on.

When everyone is done, I want a few more volunteers to share what they’ve been working on with the class. You don’t have to be completely finished, because you do have one more day to work on this, but if anyone wants to share where they are right now you know we’d love to hear it!

Closing Session: VOCAB REVIEW! Don’t forget quiz tomorrow!!

Assessment: Summative (cultural identity embedded assessment); formative (journal checks, discussion)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), product (varied essay length or prompt)

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