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World Lit: Finish your essay!

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: VOCAB QUIZ!!! We will do the vocab quiz before Independent Reading. When you finish the quiz, go straight into reading, and when the reading timer is up, we will trade with a friend and grade them.

Work Session: Today is your last day to work on your Cultural Identity essay. Remember that you should be revealing your cultural identity to me through a story. This is a narrative essay. Narrative means story! TELL ME A STORY!!

You should probably ask a friend or two to read through your essay for a final workshop before you turn it in. It’s also a really good idea to read your essay out loud to yourself. This will help you catch any silly errors like a missed capital letter or typo.

Closing Session: One final review of how to use OneNote and then upload your assignments!! I will be grading them directly from the class Notebook and giving you feedback there.

Assessment: Summative (cultural identity embedded assessment); formative (vocab quiz)

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

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)

World Lit: Workshop and revise!

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 workshop, revise, and create a new draft of my writing by working with a small group.

Opening Session: Let’s start out today with a little model of the writer’s workshop we’re going to do! I’ll sit in the middle of the room with two people and we will demonstrate how to do the workshop for everyone. Here are the rules:

  • Be quiet while your partner reads their work.
  • Say what worked FIRST.
  • Give some CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, like “I think this could be stronger” or “I didn’t understand this”
  • The author does NOT TALK. Seriously, shut your face!
  • After the readers discuss the author’s piece, the author should say thanks for sharing thoughts.
  • …Then move on to the next reader! 🙂

Work Session: After I model the workshop with a couple volunteers, I want you to do the same thing in your group. Each person should read their piece aloud, get some good feedback, say thanks, and then move along to the next author.

After we spend about 30 minutes workshopping, we’re going to take the rest of class to work on typing up our next drafts of our piece. Grab a laptop and start typing your I Remember piece, remembering that the ultimate goal here is to make it into a piece of writing that shows your cultural identity through story. You will also be able to work on this tomorrow, and we will share a little on Wednesday 🙂

Closing Session: For the last few minutes of class, I want to introduce you all to OneNote and make sure everyone has a passing understanding of how to use our class notebook. This will be how you turn everything in! Go ahead and practice by uploading your essay draft to your Cultural Identity Essay section 🙂

Assessment: Summative (Cultural Identity Embedded Assessment); Formative (workshop)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

World Lit: I Remember…

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: Sounds every 2010s kid will remember…do y’all know these? Because I feel so old right now

Work Session: Get out the memory maps we did last week and take a few minutes to read through what you wrote. Then, share your map with a friend and chat about the memories you wrote down, which ones are most important, and which ones you might have forgotten until just now. We’re going to use this map to do your first draft of our cultural identity essay!

After everyone has a chance to chat, I want you to sit down and write a journal entry for me. Take about ten or fifteen minutes and write 4ish paragraphs, using this format:

I remember…

I remember…

I remember…

But mostly I remember…

Your end piece might diverge from that, but let’s start there. Fifteen minutes to write. Go!

When time is up, take a minute to grab a laptop and let’s log into OneNote and look at how this works! I am super excited for our class notebook 🙂

After a short OneNote lesson, go back to the journal entry you just wrote. Open up Microsoft Word. Take that brain-dump-journal-entry and use it as your jumping off point for your narrative essay about your cultural identity. Here is the full essay prompt:

Your assignment is to write a narrative essay of about 750 words explaining your cultural identity through a story. You should compose a thoughtful piece that shows your reader your cultural identity, rather than simply talking about it. Your paper should be typed in MLA format and uploaded to our class OneNote Notebook by the end of class on Friday, January 18th.

You will have the rest of class to work on your first draft of your paper. Tomorrow, we workshop!

Closing Session: VOCAB!!! Take ten minutes to copy these down and get their definitions. QUIZ ON FRIDAY!

  1. indignity
  2. reproach
  3. listlessly
  4. bellows
  5. mesmerizing
  6. trills
  7. arpeggio
  8. reverie
  9. fiasco
  10. nonchalantly

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

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

World Lit: Writing About Cultural Identity, Day 2

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can write a reflective essay explaining my cultural identity.

Opening Session
Grab your laptop, find your essay from yesterday, and I will quickly review how we upload them to the class Google Drive.

Work Session
We’ve got the laptop cart today! You guys will be grabbing a laptop and typing and revising your cultural identity essays you write yesterday. You will have all class period to complete your essay 🙂

If we run short on computers, we will have a couple people write by hand. I’ll take volunteers first, then choose randomly.

Closing Session
Trade with a friend and make any last-minute edits, then turn in your paper by uploading to Google Drive.

Assessment
Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (Scaffolding) Product (varied essay length)