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World Lit: 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 demonstrate my knowledge on a USATestPrep assessment.

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 use the computer to work on any make-up work you have 🙂

Closing Session: Capstone Presentation Preview!!

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

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

World Lit: 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 demonstrate my knowledge on a USATestPrep assessment.

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 use the computer to work on any make-up work you have 🙂

Closing Session: Capstone Presentation Preview!!

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

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

World Lit: 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 demonstrate my knowledge on a USATestPrep assessment.

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 use the computer to work on any make-up work you have 🙂

Closing Session: Capstone Presentation Preview!!

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

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

American Lit: More USATestPrep!

Standard: 

ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can demonstrate my mastery of the standards on a USA Test Prep practice assessment.

Opening Session: VOCAB!

  1. Insidious
    1. (adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
  2. Intimation
    1. (noun) a hint, indirect suggestion
  3. Opulent
    1. (adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
  4. Pliable
    1. (adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
  5. Reiterate
    1. (verb) to say again, repeat
  6. Stolid
    1. (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull
  7. Tentative
    1. (adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
  8. Unkempt
    1. (adj.) not combined; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
  9. Verbatim
    1. (adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
  10. Warily
    1. (adv.) cautiously, with great care—

Work Session: Today and tomorrow we’re going to be working on a series of games and assignments in USATestPrep that will help prepare you for the EOC!! You can repeat the games over and over again until you get them right, and then at the end you will have an assessment that you can’t repeat. Sound good? Good!

Closing Session: I’m coming around to conference with everyone about the EOC!

Assessment: Formative (USATestPrep)

Differentiation: Formative assessment used as a diagnostic for future differentiation

American Lit: USATestPrep!

Standard: 

ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can demonstrate my mastery of the standards on a USA Test Prep practice assessment.

Opening Session: Grab a computer and log in – we’re going to do some USA Test Prep today! For our opening, I’ll be going around making sure everyone can log in to the website OK 🙂

Work Session: You’ve got the entire work session today to take this USATestPrep assessment. This is sort of our diagnostic assessment for the semester that will tell me y’all’s strengths and weaknesses. Please actually try hard on this, because if I know where everyone needs actual help, then I can help you master those standards – and that’s what everyone wants to do, right?

After you finish the USATestPrep assessment, review vocab for tomorrow, catch up on Independent Reading, or work on anything you might have missed this week.

Closing Session: While I have the laptops in here, I want to briefly introduce you guys to OneNote, which is how we will be turning in all of our assignments. Go to onenote.com and log in, and I’ll give you some time to play around 🙂

Assessment: Formative (USATestPrep)

Differentiation: Formative assessment used as a diagnostic for future differentiation